Some have no decency.
Scum of the Month Club gets a new member:
The recent desecration of Marine Lance Cpl. Jeremy Burris’ grave in Liberty County was not an anti-war protest or Halloween prank, police say, but a simple act of theft.
Investigators said Thursday that Wallace Ray DeBlanc, 41, ripped the 25 floral arrangements apart for the wire stands (worth about $1.50 each), a pewter cross and other decorations that could be resold to floral shops.
Liberty Police Chief Mike Cummings estimates DeBlanc, who has given police a statement, got $30 to $50 for the items. He has been charged with two felonies: theft of property from a grave and criminal mischief to a human burial site.
Probably for drugs I’m sure. And the reaction of the young Marine’s mother?
(LeBlanc) needs our prayers now,” said Burris’ mother, Karla.
“We’re not angry, not trying to get back at him. He committed a crime and he has to pay for it.”
Jeremy Burris, who was home-schooled and liked to lead the worship services in his church, was the oldest of her seven children. The Burrises have two other sons in the military: one in Iraq and another who just joined and will be headed there soon.
“This arrest is a relief,” she said. “It puts the period at the end of the sentence.
Somehow I don’t think I would be quite as forgiving. And its good to know that the state of Texas is a little more hard-nosed.
If convicted of the latest charges, DeBlanc could receive up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine for each one.