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Judge rejects request to exhume bodies at school

A judge has rejected a request to exhume human remains at the Dozier Boys School. (FOX News)
A judge has rejected a request to exhume human remains at the Dozier Boys School. (FOX News)
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Updated: 5/24/2013 8:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A circuit judge is rejecting a request to exhume human remains on the site of a now-defunct Panhandle reform school.

Judge William Wright, who is based in Jackson County, ruled Friday against the request made by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Bondi's office filed the petition in March. There is believed to be unmarked graves on the Dozier Boys School site.

Wright in his ruling stated that the case did not meet the "threshold" needed to grant the order. He said the medical examiner already has authority to inspect human remains.

But Wright at the end of his order urged officials to proceed with "caution" and quoted a 1949 case that stated that the "quiet of the grave, the repose of the dead, are not lightly to be disturbed."

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viejo - 5/27/2013 9:56 PM
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The state has buried them, and wants to keep them buried. TRUTH demands otherwise. This is another example of what passes for "justice" in this screwed up state.

nativejax - 5/25/2013 10:59 AM
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Isn't this the place where young homeless boys were put and a lot of them we're molested and murdered? How tragic for these boy's. They deserve 'some kind' of justice, even after all this time.

imtellin - 5/25/2013 9:28 AM
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the number of crosses in that graveyard suggests an unusual number of deaths of young children,, while in the states care !!! with order & discipline as the rule,, it seems extraordinary that so many lives were lost,, while in the care of the stste of Florida... for that reason alone,, the files should be re examined 1 death at a time & suspect cases sent to the states attorney for prosecution.....
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