06 September 2006
we never read about this stuff happening around louisiana, maybe our devients here in louisiana are smarter than your average devients and dont get caught. our crooked politicians and state and local government shysters are smarter than your average scammers thats for sure. so, this guy nicholas grunke was looking through the obituaries one day last week and spied the picture obit. of laura tennessen and the first thing that went through his mind was i wanna get me some of that. next he recruited his twin brother and their friend to help out. on their way out to the cemetery they stopped for condoms. thankfully, someone saw them around the cemetery and called the cops...
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====laura tennessen grave site and head stone marker as shown from wcco-tv4
laura tennessen at wikitruth
updated 13 august 2007 laura tennessen from answers.com
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- wamzlee.com a friend and 2004 high school classmate of laura tennessen
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- fuk.co.uk sick_fucks
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin law bans sex with dead bodies, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday in reinstating charges against three men accused of digging up a corpse so one of them could have sex with it.
The court waded into the grisly case after lower court judges ruled nothing in state law banned necrophilia. Those decisions prompted public outrage and a push by a state lawmaker to make sex with a corpse a crime.
In Wednesday's 5-2 decision, the high court said Wisconsin law makes sex acts with dead people illegal because they are unable to give consent.
The ruling reinstates the attempted sexual assault charges against twin brothers Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and Dustin Radke, all 22. The charges carry a punishment of up to 10 years in prison.
Justice Patience Roggensack, writing a majority opinion with three other justices, said state law bans sexual intercourse with anyone who does not give consent "whether a victim is dead or alive at the time."
"A reasonably well-informed person would understand the statute to prohibit sexual intercourse with a dead person," she wrote.
Jefren Olsen, an attorney who represented Radke, said the decision was flawed because the law was never intended to punish necrophilia.
"Obviously, the facts are rather notorious and not the easiest to deal with," he said. "I assume that had some impact."
Police say the three men, carrying shovels, a crowbar and a box of condoms, went to a cemetery in southwestern Wisconsin in 2006 to dig up the body of Laura Tennessen, 20, who had been killed the week before in a motorcycle crash.
Nicholas Grunke had seen an obituary photo of her and asked the others for help digging up her corpse so he could have sexual intercourse with it, prosecutors say.
Authorities say the men used shovels to reach her grave but were unable to pry open the vault. They fled when a car drove into the cemetery and were eventually arrested.
The men were charged with attempted third-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor attempted theft charges. The case has been on hold as prosecutors appealed the dismissal of the assault charges.
Suzanne Edwards, a lawyer representing Nicholas Grunke, said she was disappointed in the decision. She said the men will be arraigned on the charges and have a chance to plead not guilty.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, whose office represented prosecutors in the appeal, praised the decision.
"Words matter and the Legislature chose its words carefully to extend the sexual assault law to those heinous circumstances where a dead person is sexually assaulted, whether or not the defendant killed the victim," he said. "Necrophilia is criminal in Wisconsin."
The decision brings Wisconsin into line with more than 20 other states that prohibit necrophilia or the abuse of a corpse, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. California joined the group in 2004 after prosecutors said they couldn't bring charges in some cases without an official ban.
The law in Wisconsin had been murky, and two dissenting justices insisted Wednesday that lawmakers did not mean to ban necrophilia but to allow assault charges when someone was raped and then killed.
read the wisconsin supreme court opinions
dustin radke - click here to download .pdf
caleb grunke - click here to download .pdf
this is what krimpet said:
21:50, 20 July 2007 Krimpet (Talk | contribs) deleted "Laura Tennessen" (no reason for this article to exist)
learn about wikipedia's dark side:
judicial inc's wikipedia caveat
a phd questions if wikipedia is a disinformation tool
video's added 1:43 pm cdt friday 27 july 2007
wisconsin grave diggers complaint reading
wisconsin grave diggers preliminary hearing
state of wisconsin versus nicholas owen grunke 11 page .pdf
state of wisconsin versus dustin blake radke 11 page .pdf
Accused Grave Robbers Dodge Sex Charges
By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press Writer
Thursday, July 26, 2007
07-26) 16:08 PDT Madison, Wis. (AP) --
Three men who dug up a young woman's corpse to have sex with it after seeing her obituary photo cannot be charged with attempted sexual assault because Wisconsin has no law against necrophilia, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
A judge was correct to dismiss the charges against twin brothers Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and Dustin Radke, all 21, because lawmakers never intended to criminalize sex with a corpse, the District 4 Court of Appeals said in a 3-0 ruling.
The three men went to a cemetery in Cassville in southwestern Wisconsin on Sept. 2 to remove the body of Laura Tennessen, 20, who had been killed the week before in a motorcycle crash.
The men used shovels to reach her grave. They abandoned their plan and were eventually arrested after a vehicle drove into the cemetery and reported suspicious behavior, authorities said.
They said the men had seen an obituary of Tennessen with her photo and wanted to dig up her body to have sexual intercourse. Such an act is known as necrophilia.
The men were charged with attempted third-degree sexual assault and misdemeanor attempted theft charges. But Grant County Circuit Judge George Curry dismissed the sexual assault charges in September, saying no Wisconsin law addressed necrophilia. Prosecutors appealed his ruling.
At issue is a provision in the sexual assault law saying criminal penalties apply "whether a victim is dead or alive at the time of the sexual contact or sexual intercourse."
The appeals court said the law was ambiguous but the most reasonable interpretation was that it does not ban necrophilia. Instead, the court said, the law was meant to make sure prosecutors could bring sexual assault charges in rape-murder cases in which the victim ends up dead.
Outrage over the case might soon change the law.
Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, introduced legislation Wednesday that would make having sex with a corpse a felony with punishment of up to 6 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The bill would levy the same penalties against anyone who intentionally disturbs a burial site or a buried human corpse.
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