Widow Lived With Husband’s Corpse For 9 Months, Says He Wanted To Be Eaten By Birds
So contra evangelical Christian claims, marriage doesn’t always or necessarily make a person better, more responsible, or more godly. Sounds like marriage makes people go a little loopy, as a matter of fact, if they’re willing to live with a corpse in the house for nine months.
(Note: I am not saying that all married people are nuts or violent. Usually on my site when I make sweeping statements or implications like that, it’s a retort to how a lot of Christians do this same thing towards singles or the childless all the time. Evangelicals and other types of Christians tend to lump ALL adult singles into the group of “lazy, selfish, weird, or loser”.)
- Ila Solomon, a widow from Indiana, lived with her husband’s corpse 9 months after he died. The body of 88-year-old Gerald “Scooter” Gavan was found in their home on May 3. Solomon is still waiting if she will be charged for keeping her husband’s decomposing body.
Solomon gave an interview and a tour of her home to RTV6 on Thursday. The 54-year-old widow showed the news team their living room carpet where her husband died.
When the body was discovered, Solomon insisted that her husband had been dead for only 5 days, but authorities say otherwise. According to Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt, Gavan had been dead for over 9 months when he was discovered, Indy Star reports.
According to the law, failure to report a dead body within 3 hours of discovery is considered a Class A misdemeanor, and is punishable by up to one year in jail. In Solomon’s case, it is up to the prosecutor to decide if the widow will be charged.