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Italian family buries mother they said was still alive
UPI ^ | 02/14/2014

Posted on 02/14/2014 12:15:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

PALERMO, Italy, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An Italian family said they were forced to bury their 68-year-old mother even though they believe she was still alive.

The family of Grazi Bruno, 68, said she wasn't really dead because her body showed no decomposition or rigor mortis, which normally occurs after death, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.

The family fought with municipal authorities over their mother's body for eight days after two medical authorities confirmed she died from pancreatic cancer.

The family held a funeral in the town of Villagrazia di Carini near the capital of Palermo.

"For us, we will always regret that we buried our mother while she was still alive," one family member, whose name wasn't reported, said.

"Anyone in their place would have acted in same way," said priest Antonino Caruso. "Better to err on the side of caution than on indifference and distraction," the priest said during Mass.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Humor; Local News
KEYWORDS: undead
There's a Monty Python skit somewhere in this incident.
1 posted on 02/14/2014 12:15:52 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why wait till the last minute?


2 posted on 02/14/2014 12:20:06 PM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (lib-pocrisy: requiring photo ID at march protesting photo IDs for voters.)
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To: Scoutmaster

Vivisepulture ping.


3 posted on 02/14/2014 12:23:27 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Tax-chick

My turn to use it next.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 12:31:10 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t know the correct way to phrase this, but rigor mortis sort of “lets go” after a period of time. Hours, I believe


5 posted on 02/14/2014 12:35:00 PM PST by Shimmer1
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To: Scoutmaster

Be alert! It can happen any time.


6 posted on 02/14/2014 12:36:36 PM PST by Tax-chick (Oh, what fun.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Have we seen this before???

7 posted on 02/14/2014 12:36:40 PM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There's one there, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

8 posted on 02/14/2014 12:40:31 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s just a scratch.


9 posted on 02/14/2014 12:45:21 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Shimmer1

The joints are stiff for 1-3 days, but after this time general tissue decay and leaking of lysosomal intracellular digestive enzymes will cause the muscles to relax.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 12:50:22 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Two thoughts: One, maybe this woman was a saint and they should have consulted the Vatican. Two, if they really thought she was still alive they could have “killed” her to be sure she was dead.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 12:50:27 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Responsibility2nd

For real?

This reads just like satire.....


12 posted on 02/14/2014 12:53:59 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Responsibility2nd

There are some people who do not have the usual symptoms of decomposition to laymen. Often this is accompanied by a period of “fast” rigor mortis, after which the body loosens up again.


13 posted on 02/14/2014 1:00:35 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Tax-chick
Perhaps I should have started the FR Vivisepulture Ping List the first time I used the word.

. . . pondering . . .

Maybe not.

14 posted on 02/14/2014 1:03:07 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster

If a lot of people were interested in vivisepulture, that would be weird.


15 posted on 02/14/2014 1:04:15 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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To: Tax-chick

Weird is my middle name; all the controversy arose because they misspelled it on my birth certificate.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 2:07:30 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Shimmer1

Yes, and decomposition can be quite unpredictable too, because it depends on so many other conditions.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 2:12:27 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Scoutmaster

Werid?


18 posted on 02/14/2014 2:16:39 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
what?! No zombie comments yet?
19 posted on 02/14/2014 2:23:16 PM PST by eldoradude (GOP - stands for Gay Obama Posse. "John" Roberts with a Boehner...need I say more?)
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To: Tax-chick; Scoutmaster

Maybe if you combined it with spontaneous human combustion and saponification you could get a decent sized list.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 2:29:04 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Shimmer1

I don’t know about that ,, my father back in the 1940’s dated a morticians daughter and assisted in a few “preparations” ,,, you just couldn’t get the job done without “tendon snips”..


21 posted on 02/14/2014 2:47:26 PM PST by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Good point.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 2:51:31 PM PST by Tax-chick (Have a nose.)
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To: Neidermeyer; Boogieman; B4Ranch

Ewwww. Shows what I know!


23 posted on 02/14/2014 2:52:56 PM PST by Shimmer1
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To: eldoradude

in post 19, she does a TERRIBLE job of applying her makeup....needs a finer brush I think!


24 posted on 02/14/2014 3:52:07 PM PST by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: Scoutmaster

Well pig me to your “pondering” if it decomposes positively eh.


25 posted on 02/14/2014 8:13:09 PM PST by mcshot (We don't know much other then it's fraud.)
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