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3 funeral home workers arrested for cutting off and stealing parts of dead woman

By Mason White 12:03 PM September 2, 2014
Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home 

By: Hydar Tomar
Three people were arrested after allegedly stealing body parts of a dead woman, prosecutors in Kenya said.

According to Machakos Police, the three funeral home workers were arrested and arraigned before a court after being charged with illegally damaging the body of a deceased person.

Prosecutors told the court that Stephen Ngei, Julius Wambua, and Mary Nzilani, who all work at the Montezuma Monalisa Funeral Home, mutilated the body of Naomi Mutono.

All three suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges before Resident Magistrate Jesse Nyanga. They were booked into jail and released on Sh20,000 bail ($1 = Sh88.55).

In August, a heartless female thief was seen on video stealing a bouquet of roses that an elderly man placed at his wife’s grave, police in the United Kingdom said.

Police are hunting for the thief who stole the 51 roses from the cemetery. 75-year-old Maurice Powell, was left heartbroken when his late wife, 70-year-old Sandra, lost her battle with cancer.

Powell said that he bought his wife 51 roses to represent the years of their marriage, 1 rose for every year, and put in a memorial area at the Robin Hood Cemetery.

However, when he returned the next day, the flowers were nowhere to be found. Powell said that he can’t understand how someone can stoop so low.

Surveillance video of the robbery, which took place around 3:30 p.m., was given over to the West Midlands Police, but so far, no arrests have been made.