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Death Becomes Her: New Fashions In After-Death Nursing Home Care

by | 18th, August 2008

LILLIAN McIntyre, 88, has died in the Cherrywood Nursing Home in Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Dry your eyes, Lillian died in 2004, and there has been time to grieve and to heel, if not to forgive.

Nurse’s aides Tahirah Shakur, Keisa Cooper and Nichole Jackson were detailed to prepare her body to be moved to a funeral home.

The women “posed McIntyre’s body by raising her hands into the air, putting her arms behind her head, and bending her knees,” the appellate court ruling says. It’s keep-fit for the newly deceased.

“They also patted McIntyre’s hand and told her to ‘wake up.’ Shakur took a picture, using the camera on her cellular phone, of defendants Cooper and Jackson hugging McIntyre’s dead body.”

The nursing home is an

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