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Wrong woman buried in Texas funeral home mistake

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 00:51

A Houston mortuary apologizes to a family after burying the wrong woman. Linda So reports.

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Bruce Lawson never wanted to say goodbye to his mom like this. The Houston man is planning a second burial for his mother Edna after a terrible mixup by this funeral home. SOUNDBITE: BRUCE LAWSON, EDNA LAWSON'S SON, SAYING: "I said to her, I said, it doesn't look like my mom... "Do you think maybe you have the wrong body? Maybe it's someone else back there? And she said, we don't make those kind of mistakes." So the family went ahead with the burial. Soon after, the funeral home called Bruce to come back. They found his mother's body still at the mortuary. SOUNDBITE: BRUCE LAWSON, EDNA LAWSON'S SON, SAYING: "I looked and I said now that's my mother." But the damage had already been done. SOUNDBITE: BRUCE LAWSON, EDNA LAWSON'S SON, SAYING: "Some other lady was placed on top of my dad, which was a WWII veteran, instead of my mom." The funeral home apologized saying it was an inadvertent mistake and have offered to bury Bruce's mother.

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Wrong woman buried in Texas funeral home mistake

Sunday, August 03, 2014 - 00:51