Friday, July 27, 2007

Who needs
These guys can help you dig up a date in Wisconsin

In Connecticut, it might a felony to bash the vandals who bashed your mailbox, but in Wisconsin, it's entirely legal to have sex with a corpse.

Last September, three guys went to a cemetery in Cassville, Wis., to dig up the body of Laura Tennessen, a 20-year-old girl killed a week before in a motorcycle crash (pictured below right). Seems they'd seem her obituary photo and thought she was a hottie. So naturally they wanted to have sex with her. Apparently the "being dead" part wasn't a deal-buster.

But a judge dismissed the necrophilia charges against twin brothers Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and Dustin Radke, all 21. Why? In Wisconsin, it's not against the law to have sex with corpses. (These fun-loving fellas still face misdemeanor theft charges, because it IS against the law to steal a corpse in Wisconsin, just not to diddle it.) An appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the charges.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know our justice system isn't perfect, it's just the best one we have. But if our justice system can't smack a couple grave-robbing, corpse-diddling freaks, it's farther from perfect than we thought.

Boys will be boys ...


Anonymous said...

What I want to know is, what do YOU look like if your sexual appetite is satisfied by a corpse? And a week-old corpse at that. What is wrong with these people... and with the people who do NOT think they committed a crime? And never mind the SEVERE COUNSELING that they need!

Just gross.

Ron Franscell said...

Well, I just posted the boys' mug shots. What do they look like? Every teenaged boy you pass on the street ... although a little more pale.

Jonathan Trenn said...

I don't know...I'd think that SOMEHOW this would be against the law. Some sort of invasion. Trespassing? Perhaps the girl's parents/relatives could sue.

Jana said...

There's sick people out there that go after geriatrics in nursing homes. Now that's not as disgusting as necrophelia, but GEEZ already. After looking at the mug shots, though, I could see how these three would have to resort to "digging up a date". Laws don't change people, though, my friend. Makes a person wonder what kind of home life these three have. According to Jeffrey Dahmer's dad - he was a normal child living a normal life--yup, right up to the point where he started carving people up.