Would-be Necrophiliacs Released Without Charge

Back in September of 2006, we reported on the case of twins Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and their friend Dustin Radke, who had excavated the corpse of Laura Tennesen for the express purpose of sexually violating her remains.
The case finally got to court, but it now seems the three would-be necrophiliacs will walk free – because the state of Wisconsin has no law against necrophilia. From SFgate.com:

A judge was correct to dismiss the charges against twin brothers Nicholas and Alexander Grunke and Dustin Radke, all 21, because lawmakers never intended to criminalize sex with a corpse, the District 4 Court of Appeals said in a 3-0 ruling.
The three men went to a cemetery in Cassville in southwestern Wisconsin on Sept. 2 to remove the body of Laura Tennessen, 20, who had been killed the week before in a motorcycle crash.
The men used shovels to reach her grave. They abandoned their plan and were eventually arrested after a vehicle drove into the cemetery and reported suspicious behavior, authorities said.

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Damien DeBarra was born in the late 20th century and grew up in Dublin, Ireland. He now lives in London, England where he shares a house with four laptops, three bikes and a large collection of chairs.