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Man Killed by Mother-in-Law's Headstone

He and his wife were visiting cemetery when it toppled
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 31, 2015 6:26 PM CDT
Man Killed by Mother-in-Law's Headstone
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(Newser) – Bizarre, sad, and true: A Pennsylvania man visiting his mother-in-law's grave site was killed when her headstone toppled on him, reports WNEP. Stephen Woytack, 74, of Scranton, was decorating the headstone with his wife for Easter yesterday when the thawing spring ground apparently caused the base to shift. "It is unimaginable," says the local bishop. "Heartbreaking," a cemetery caretaker tells the Times-Tribune. "It's just a freak thing that happened." Woytack's burial plot will be right in front of the headstone that killed him. (Read more cemetery stories.)

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