Wis. grave robber-sex case a mistrial

Categories: Weird Wisconsin
When we think of "Wisconsin news" we think of creepy men digging up dead bodies to have sex with them. Sharing the dead body with their twin brother too. We're not joking. Who even does that? Oh yes, Wisconsinites.

In case you've missed this ongoing story, twin brothers along with another friend went to a graveyard to dig up the body of a 20-year-old woman who had died in a motorcycle crash a week earlier. They saw her obit in the paper and thought she looked hot. They were allegedly busted with condoms and lube in their car. So classy.

And all these guys get is a conviction for criminal damage to a cemetery and attempted misdemeanor theft? Pathetic.

Wis. grave robber-sex case a mistrial
LANCASTER -- The southwest Wisconsin trial of a man accused of trying to dig up a grave in Cassville to have sex with a dead woman has ended in a mistrial. Jurors found 23-year-old Alex Grunke guilty of criminal damage to a cemetery and attempted misdemeanor theft but deadlocked on attempted third-degree sexual assault. Authorities say Grunke, his twin, Nicholas Grunke, and 22-year-old Dustin Radke went to a Cassville cemetery in 2006 to remove the body of a 20-year-old woman killed the week before in a motorcycle crash. Teens pretend to be police, tell someone to go identify dead body
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