Woman admits digging up dad’s grave in search of ‘real will’

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LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who told police she dug up her father’s grave in search of his “real will” but found only vodka and cigarettes has pleaded guilty.

Melanie Nash was one of four accused in the plan to open Eddie Nash’s vault in Colebrook, then rifle through his casket last May in a scene a prosecutor compared to an Edgar Allan Poe story.

Police said she felt she was shorted in her share of the inheritance after her father died in 2004.

They didn’t find a different will in the casket.

The 53-year-old Nash pleaded guilty Monday to charges of criminal mischief, interference with a cemetery, conspiracy and abuse of a corpse. Her sentencing is scheduled for May 5.

Two others pleaded guilty; a third person was acquitted.