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Not convinced that there are crazy people still out there? I found a story that might change your mind.

If God forbid your Grandmother dies, how would you handle the situation? You might call 911, plan a funeral, handle the estate and finances and see to it that she was given a proper ceremony. But wait! What if you really like BBQ’s and just happened to find Grandma dead on the floor? Would it be wrong to cremate your Grandmother in a backyard barbeque, cash her retirement checks for a while, and then fashion a part of her skull a necklace to be worn at social functions?

Kathleen Allmond, 50, and her son Ray, 30, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of embezzlement, elder abuse and conspiracy in northern California. According to the story, the cause of 84 year-old Ramona Allmond’s death is not yet known, but the two suspects allegedly left her body to rot on her bedroom floor for a week before moving it for the BBQ of the year. They used olive wood to start the fire, allowing it to heat for 17 hours before cremating the body because olive wood “burns exceptionally,” Ray Almond said. 

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