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Widow who lived with husband's corpse sentenced

Posted at 9:49 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 21:49:23-05

LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The woman accused of keeping her husband's remains inside their Lafayette home for nine months will serve 60 days of community service, a judge ruled Monday.

Ila Solomon pleaded guilty to failure to report a dead body and disposition of a dead human body.

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The remains of her husband, Gerald Gavin, were found inside their home in May 2014.

Solomon claimed she was carrying out her husband's last wish by leaving the doors open so birds could eat the body.


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