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James Davis Finally Agrees To Dig Wife's Body Up From Yard

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FILE - In this photo taken Aug. 10, 2012, James Davis, 73, stands over the grave of his wife, Patsy, in the front yard of the home they shared in Stevenson, Ala. A closely divided Alabama Supreme Court rejected the appeal of Davis on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 who fought to keep his wife's grave in his front yard. In a 5-3 decision the state's high court rejected a request by Davis to take up his case after the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals ruled against him in April and in favor of the City of Stev | AP

An Alabama man who has been fighting local government since 2009 for the right to keep his wife's grave in his front yard has finally backed down.

James Davis has agreed to dig up his wife's corpse and have it cremated, so long as he can put the ashes back in the grave.

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