|Burial fiasco appalls family|
July 10, 2007, ANI MARTINEZ, Miami Herald
|Fort Lauderdale's Sunset Memorial Gardens cemetery has come under fire once again over allegations that it mishandled a grave site -- this time allowing a casket of a 28-year-old murder victim to float in a pool of water in an open grave.|
Errol Williams said he found the coffin of his daughter, Cassandra Williams, of Coconut Creek, in the open grave on July 2, following a heavy rain. Her funeral was two days earlier, on June 30...
Cassandra Williams and her boyfriend, Chris Thompson, were shot to death in the 5200 block of Northwest 16th Court in Lauderhill on June 16. Their bodies were found that night stuffed in a car trunk a few miles away in Sunrise, said police...
Family and friends attended Williams' 3 p.m. service at Grace Funeral Chapels, 5980 W. Oakland Park Blvd., on June 30. From the funeral home, they traveled to the cemetery at 3201 NW 19th St.
After a quick service there, the family left, thinking the grave site would be covered. It was not.
On July 2, Errol Williams returned at 9:30 a.m. to visit his daughter's grave site one more time before he and his wife returned to their Cape Coral home in Lee County.
He was distraught to find the open grave.
It seems impossible that Earth can keep spinning once per day and not crack apart into a million fragments because of this cruelty and pain.
And the Lord said unto Cain, "What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground."