clear
Wednesday May 6th, 2015 3:32AM

Tenn. court rules against ex-crematory owner

By The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn - The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld a jury verdict against Ray Brent Marsh, the former operator of a crematory in Georgia where hundreds of bodies that had been sent for cremation were found.

In 2002, investigators found heaps of decaying bodies in storage buildings, burial vaults and pits at the Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Ga. Authorities said Marsh gave relatives cement dust instead of the ashes of their loved ones.

According to court records, Marsh pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

On Friday, the high court upheld a verdict by a jury to award a total of $750,000 to the parents of a man from Tennessee for intentional infliction of emotional distress after his body was sent to the crematory.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Demorest probe 'largely ruled out computer errors or external thefts'
The results of an independent investigation into the theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars from the City of Demorest soon will be presented to city, county and state officials.
11:03PM ( 4 hours ago )
Body located on Britt Whitmire Road in Hall County
Hall County authorities are investigating after a body was located Tuesday night in north Hall.
10:32PM ( 5 hours ago )
Dozens turn out to Gainesville City Council meeting to voice opposition for at-large voting
Dozens of people showed up at Tuesday night's Gainesville City Council meeting to voice their opinions in opposition to the city's at-large voting system.
7:13PM ( 8 hours ago )
Dump truck driver in Gainesville wreck identified
Georgia State Patrol troppers have identified the male dump truck driver in serious condition after his truck overturned on Queen City Parkway Tuesday morning.
5:56PM ( 9 hours ago )
Hall Co. authorities search for woman missing since March
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman missing since March of this year.
4:46PM ( 10 hours ago )