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Colorado funeral home owners where decomposing bodies found returned to state to face charges

Randy keller
Posted at 5:33 PM, Nov 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-24 19:33:05-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The owners of a defunct Colorado funeral home where 190 sets of decomposing human remains were found have been returned to the state to face hundreds of felony charges.

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Jon and Carie Hallford face more than 250 felony charges, including 190 counts of abuse of a corpse and 50 counts of forgery.

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