Jury convicts brothers in cemetery desecration case

February 12, 2015 6:46 AM

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Two brothers accused of digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery were found guilty Wednesday of desecration, removal of buried remains and removal of headstone charges.

Cook County prosecutors alleged cemetery employees Keith Nicks, 51, and Terrence Nicks, 44, engaged in the "cold and callous" acts between 2003 and 2009 at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois. The graveyard contains the burial site of lynching victim Emmett Till and blues singers Willi...

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