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Mary Kennedy Reburied Away From Kennedys

And best friend Kerry Kennedy charged with DUI
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 15, 2012 8:01 AM CDT
Mary Kennedy Reburied Away From Kennedys
Rosary beads lie at the site where Mary Kennedy was originally interred near the graves of Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver, top center, in Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery.   (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

(Newser) – Mary Kennedy didn't get to rest in peace for long: The coffin of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s estranged wife was dug up earlier this month and moved to a new site some 700 feet away, reports the AP, and RFK Jr. apparently requested the move. Mary Kennedy, who killed herself in May, was originally buried near Kennedy family members including Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver; her new grave site is located on a hill surrounded by empty plots that RFK Jr. is attempting to buy.

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Mary Kennedy's family lost a court battle with Robert Kennedy Jr. to bury her where they wanted, and they boycotted her May 19 burial at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, near the Kennedys' compound in Hyannisport, Mass. Meanwhile, Kerry Kennedy, Mary Kennedy's best friend and RFK Jr.'s sister, has been charged with DUI after fleeing the scene of an accident, reports ABC. Kerry Kennedy was found passed out on the side of the highway; she denies she was under the influence, but says she had taken an Ambien. (Read more Mary Kennedy stories.)

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