Thursday, February 27 2014 10:02 PM EST2014-02-28 03:02:00 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A new multimillion dollar, class-action lawsuit has been filed regarding the mishandling of corpses at Galilee Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The largest Tennessee-based personal injury firm—Nahon,More >>
A new multimillion dollar, class-action lawsuit has been filed regarding the mishandling of corpses at Galilee Memorial Gardens Cemetery.More >>
Friday, February 21 2014 7:18 PM EST2014-02-22 00:18:02 GMT
(WMC-TV) – Dozens of alleged victims are waiting to show a judge they support keeping the owner of Galilee Memorial Gardens Cemetery in jail for the time being. Jemar Lambert, 38, was in Shelby CountyMore >>
A criminal court judge denied bond for the owner of Galilee Memorial Gardens cemetery.More >>
Monday, January 27 2014 11:32 PM EST2014-01-28 04:32:55 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Investigators accuse a cemetery owner of poor record keeping and crushing caskets to stack them into a single grave site in an effort to bury people in a full cemetery. Maurice Amerson, whoseMore >>
Investigators accuse a cemetery owner of poor record keeping and crushing caskets to stack them into a single grave site in an effort to bury people in a full cemetery.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:04 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:04:58 GMT
(WMC) - A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now accused of another sex crime. Richard Marsee was charged last week with fondling a child in the same house where he cared for children.More >>
A Southaven man providing day care services at his home is now charged with another sex crime.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:02 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:02:50 GMT
(WMC) - Another Memphis neighborhood is worried about vicious dogs roaming the streets. One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three smallMore >>
One person who lives in the area around Spottswood Avenue and S. Highland Street says at lest 10 cats and three small dogs have become attack victims.More >>
The investigator was hired as a consultant by the Lambert family to help find two missing bodies at Galilee; they were never found, but he outlined the mess he did uncover in a 37-page document.
Derrick Gunn, owner of Gunn Funeral Home in Little Rock, Ark., then filed a five-phase Galilee Memorial Gardens cemetery restoration report that he later faxed to the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance.
It concludes that cemetery management was "very methodical" in its attempt to make the cemetery grounds appear viable by "recycling" old graves and using those thought to be of "adequate depth."
Gunn called it a "desperate attempt to buy time" that caused the situation "to spiral out of control and result in lost interred remains."
His report claims there are 81 known stacked bodies. The caskets: crushed, torn, and ripped.
William Davis, Gladys Finley, and Kathleen Cross were all buried in the same grave in a four-day span in March 2013.
Gunn says extracting and restoring those 81 known cases would cost $60,885, but multiple class-action lawsuits claim the lost and stacked loved ones number hundreds more.
Founded in 1960, Galilee has only enough space for 16,425 graves. By 2010, 16,700 had been developed.
Gunn suggested creating an additional 8,800 graves on adjoining land, making a new cemetery by getting new management, and extracting all bodies in all "Gardens" sections of Galilee.
Action News 5 obtained an email Galilee owner Jemar Lambert sent to the state regarding Gunn's report.
He wrote, "We are ready to move forward with putting any issues behind us. For the community and our sake. We have complied to the best of our knowledge and working diligently to spell any more issues."
Lambert then asked, "What is the possible time frame for license reinstatement?"
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>