Understanding the case: Galilee Memorial Gardens - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Understanding the case: Galilee Memorial Gardens

Cemetery owner charged with abuse of corpse bonds out of jail

Cemetery owner charged with abuse of corpse bonds out of jail
August 12, 2014 The owner of Galilee Memorial Gardens, which is currently shut down, posted a $10,000 bond Tuesday morning. Jemar Lambert left jail shortly after a judge combined the criminal cases against him and delayed trial indefinitely. Police took Lambert into custody in January and charged him with abuse of corpse after he allegedly buried bodies on land he did not own. Additionally, investigators accuse the 38-year-old of poor record keeping and crushing and stacking caskets into a single grave site in an effort to bury people in a full cemetery. Click here for more.

TBI returns to Galilee Memorial Gardens

TBI returns to Galilee Memorial Gardens
July 07, 2014 Yellow crime scene tape surrounded the entire cemetery and the gates were locked. Monday night, the state appears to be pushing full throttle into their investigation. At one point, it appeared that investigators were using a an in-ground penetrating radar on the land. It was never made clear why investigators went were at the cemetery this summer night.

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