SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) – The former co-owners of a South Carolina funeral home have been sentenced to a year’s probation in connection with a decomposed body that was in a locked storage room for three years.
The Post and Courier reports that Lawrence Robert Meadows and Roderick Mitchell Cummings owned the now-defunct First Family Funeral Home in Spartanburg.
Each was charged with desecration of human remains.
Cummings pleaded guilty. Meadows pleaded no contest, which registers as a conviction.
They were accused of failing to properly care for the body of 63-year-old Mary Alice Pitts Moore.