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Schiavo cremated in preparation for Pennsylvania burial

[JURIST] The body of Terri Schiavo [JURIST news archive] was cremated Saturday amidst continued disputes between her husband Michael and her parents, Bob and Mary Schindler. Michael Schiavo wanted the body cremated and the ashes buried at the family plot in Pennsylvania; the Schindlers wanted her body buried in Florida so they could visit her grave. A court order issued Tuesday gave Michael Schiavo the power to make these decisions, and also required him to notify her parents of memorial services and where the ashes will be interred. The Schindlers also were denied a request to have independent experts observe the autopsy, which was completed Friday. Results are not expected to be available for several weeks. AP has more.

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