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Friday, May 09, 2008

Smoking Pot With A Dead Head

The police didn't believe it when they were told and they haven't found the skull yet, one youth told police that he and his friends had dug up a body, severed the head off the corpse then used the dead head as a bong to smoke marijuana.
Jim Adkins, a senior police officer for Houston Police Department, didn't believe the 17 year old Kevin Wade Jones' story of what he and his and two friends did at a Humble Graveyard, and Adkins told reporters, "I just doubted it because it's very morbid, and I couldn't see anybody doing something like this."

In fact, the police were investigating a vehicle burglary when Jones started telling his bizarre tale about he and his friends taking a shovel, digging up a body, using a garden tool to sever the head and he and the other tow boys taking it home to use as a ""bong" to smoke marijuana, according to the officer.

They think he only brought up the "bong head" to distract from the other investigation.

Still, the police went to Matthew Richard Gonzalez's home, another 17 year old implicated and Adkins says, "He regurgitated in his plate of food when I asked him about it. So I knew there was some truth to the story."

Now, Jones, Gonzalez and a juvenile whose name has not been released are each charged with abuse of a corpse, a misdemeanor. All three were arrested Wednesday night.

Police said a fourth suspect is wanted for questioning.

After investigating, the police believe the grave that was vandalized belonged to an 11 year old boy that died in 1921 that was buried at an unmarked cemetery believed to be reserved for black veterans and their families.

The three teenagers gave verbal and written confessions about digging up the body but their stories conflicted on whether they actually severed the head.

After multiple trips to the graveyard, the police found the grave of Willie Simms, uncovered, with the headstone off the grave and broken and they are attempting to locate surviving relatives, because as Adkins says, "The ultimate goal will be to put this body back to rest."

As for the distraction technique in telling the gruesome story of digging up the body, it didn't work as well as the teenager thought it would.

The three boys, all home-schooled, have also been charged in connection with the vehicle break-in. Jones and the juvenile are charged with credit card abuse, while Gonzalez pleaded guilty to a charge of misdemeanor theft between $50 and $500.

The charges stemming from the graveyard vandalism will not change whether police find the head or not because under Texas state law, "a person can be charged with abuse of a corpse simply by vandalizing, damaging or treating a gravesite offensively — even if the human remains buried there are not touched", Adkins said.