A woman who dug up her father's grave has told police that she did so "with respect" and she thinks her father "would be OK with it".
A woman in New Hampshire has been accused of ransacking her father's grave in search of a "real will", but has claimed that it's not that big a deal because it was done "with respect" and he "would be OK with it".
Melanie Nash made the statement after she was arrested for the crime, and her lawyer is moving that any statements given at that time be excluded from the case, as she had not been read her Miranda rights yet and they violate the laws against self-incrimination.
The incident occurred back in May, and police said they found the that the vault of businessman Eddie Nash had been cracked and the casket was open. His remains had been searched, but the only thing found was a packet of cigarettes in his hand.
Eddie Nash died back in 2004, but Melanie Nash originally spoke to police in July and stated that she had been thinking of digging up the grave for years on search of the "real will" to prove that her sister Susie Nash had hidden it. Susie, of course, claims there is only one will, which didn't leave anything to Melanie.
In her statement to police after the incident, Melanie said that "All this was done for the right reasons and I know my father would be OK with it...What we all did was to dig up my father's coffin, Eddie Nash, looking for documents. We did it with respect."
He sounds like a pretty chilled out guy, all told, at least according to that description anyway.