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Jan 8, 2015 7:23 AM

Man pleads guilty in grave digging in search of 'real will'

The Associated Press

LANCASTER - A man accused of ransacking the grave of a New Hampshire businessman in search of his "real will" has pleaded guilty, and prosecutors recommend that he be required to assist a cemetery caretaker as part of his sentence.

Prosecutors allege four people conspired to remove the remains of Eddie Nash from the Colebrook Village Cemetery in May. The vault of Nash, who died in 2004, was found cracked with the casket opened and his remains searched through. Among those charged is his daughter, Melanie Nash, who hasn't entered a plea.

The Caledonian Record reports 38-year-old Michael Day pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal mischief, interfering with a cemetery and conspiracy. He faces a two- to four-year sentence.

On Monday, 72-year-old Ginette Dowse pleaded guilty to accomplice to criminal mischief.


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