Legs Cut Off of Dead Tall Guy

Dead guy wouldn't fit in his coffin

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    Authorities exhumed a tall man's body yesterday to determine if, in fact, a North Carolina funeral home cut the legs off a corpse.

    It's something like "trying to fit a square peg into a round hole," but not exactly.

    A South Carolina funeral home had a similar challege when a very tall man died and wouldn't fit into a coffin.

    So the morticians decided to cut off the corpse's legs, apparently.

    Funeral Home Shortens Corpse to Fit Coffin

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    Authorities exhumed a tall man's body yesterday to determine if, in fact, a North Carolina funeral home cut the legs off a corpse.

    On Tuesday, authorities exhumed the body of the tall guy, James Hines, to examine that claim.

    The funeral home is expect to defend itself, but ... they don't have a leg to stand on, it seems.