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68-Thousand-Dollar Mistake

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - An Ohio county will pay more than $68,000
to families whose dead children got mixed up by the morgue,
resulting in the wrong one being cremated.
Franklin County commissioners in Columbus approved the
settlements on Tuesday, including $50,000 for the family of a
14-month-old boy who was cremated by mistake and against his
parents’ religious beliefs. The Columbus Dispatch reports
(http://bit.ly/mSMe8K ) another $18,500 will go to the family of a
22-day-old boy whose family wanted cremation.
An employee of the county coroner’s office released the older
child’s body to the wrong funeral home, which performed the
cremation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Associated Press

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