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Men charged in Missouri for trying to dig up grandmother’s grave: prosecuting attorney

The St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed this week that two men have been charged with attempting to dig up graves at a Missouri cemetery.

Jimmy V. Allen and Zebulun Nash, both 73, were caught shoveling dirt from a grave at Washington Park Cemetery in Berkeley, Missouri, in August, KSDK-TV reported.

Nash reportedly told officers that he was planning to remove his grandmother’s body and that Allen had helped him.

Missouri law requires a state order to exhume a body, and the two men were charged Wednesday with attempting to destroy or deface cemetery property, according to KSDK.

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The men were charged with attempting to destroy or deface cemetery property. (St. Petersburg)

Witness Keisha Wayne told police that one of the men “told someone he paid someone to dig up the body, but he got ripped off, so he dug up the body himself.” I truly feel sorry for the man who lost his life.” One person is or is buried there. ”

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Berkeley Police Chief Art Jackson said he had never heard of anything like this in his career.

“I was surprised,” he told the station. “In the 29 years I’ve been doing this job, I’ve never had a problem or incident like this.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney for comment.

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Both men are scheduled to return to court next month.

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