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May 6, 2015 12:46 PM

Woman sentenced for digging up dad's grave, searching for 'real will'

The Associated Press

LANCASTER — A N.H. woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes has been sentenced to 1 ½ to three years in prison.

Melanie Nash didn't speak during her sentencing Tuesday. She told police last year she dug up the grave "with respect" and her father "would be okay with it."

The 53-year-old Nash was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash's vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his casket last May in a scene a prosecutor compared to an Edgar Allan Poe story. Two pleaded guilty and one was acquitted.

Police said Nash felt she was shorted in her share of the inheritance after her father died in 2004.


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