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December 15, 2017
WOUB Local News
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Not guilty plea
(2007-10-17)
(WOUB) - Prosecutors say a woman accused of sneaking into a cemetery, digging up her former boyfriend's grave and removing an urn that held his ashes pleaded not guilty.

The charge is felony vandalism.

Police say 48 year old Martha LaFollete may have stolen the ashes from New Marshfield Cemetery in Athens because she was not invited to Roger Barber's funeral.

Barber died in November.

Authorities believe Barber's grave was broken into around June 17th.

Police say the ashes were found several weeks ago at the home of one of LaFollete's relatives in neighboring Perry County.

A trial is scheduled for January 20th in Athens County Court of Common Pleas.

If convicted, LaFollete faces a maximum of one year in prison and a $2,500 fine.
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