Grave robbing: ULTIMATE REDNECK CRIME IN KENTUCKY, GRANDMA DUG UP
Grave robbing! Emily Howard would have rolled over in her grave if she knew, but her grave robbing grandson attempted to roll her over with a friend’s help. The scene in Kentucky came to light after a large hole was discovered next to the tombstone of said Emily Howard. Authorities have admissions of guilt from Howard’s grandson and a friend that they unearthed her casket in a search for valuables.
IDIOT GRANDSON DIGS DOWN 6 FEET, CAN’T POP LOCK
Someone passing by in Stacy’s Cemetery found Howard’s coffin exposed but still unopened, likely as the would be grave robbers couldn’t open the lock as well as they could use a shovel. “When we got here they had definitely dug the grave up until the top of the vault and everything was exposed,” the local Sherriff told reporters.
GRANDSON LOOKED TO SCORE JEWELRY, BUT GRANDMA INTERRED ONLY WITH DOLL AND PICTURES
An investigation was launched and on Tuesday police arrested the deceased woman’s grandson James Howard, 33, of Inez, and his friend Tea Jay Luster, 26, also of Inez. Police say both men confessed to involvement in the crime.
James Howard told Luster valuables had been interred with his deceased grandmother 15 years ago. A family member said the deceased woman was not buried with any jewelry. All that was reportedly buried with her was a porcelain doll and pictures.
“BAD MINDSET” CITED. THE WORLD ASKS, YOU THINK? EVEN IN KENTUCKY
Emily Howard’s grandson-in-law George Jude told The Blot that the family was devastated when police said a relative had confessed to the crime. “They had to be in a bad mindset,” Jude said. “Anybody in their right mind I don’t think would’ve been up there digging out a grave. They put in a lot of work. It’s crazy.”
The distraught relative implied that drugs could be a possible motive. “The devil’s got so many people blinded with the drugs and the things that nothing will surprise you, they’ll do anything to get what they want.”
A third suspect, Jennifer Luster, 35, is accused of driving James Howard and Tea Luster to and from the grave. Tea and Jennifer Luster are reportedly husband and wife. All three suspects have been charged with violating a grave, a felony offense.