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Man Charged With Stealing Ashes From Stratford Cemetery Told To Stay Away

This empty vault once held 18 cremation urns at Stratford's Union Cemetery.
This empty vault once held 18 cremation urns at Stratford's Union Cemetery. Photo Credit: Facebook
This empty vault once held 18 cremation urns at Stratford's Union Cemetery.
This empty vault once held 18 cremation urns at Stratford's Union Cemetery. Photo Credit: Facebook

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A 36-year-old Bronx man has been ordered to stay away from a Stratford cemetery where he is accused of stealing the ashes of 18 people to use in a religious ceremony, according to the Connecticut Post.

Last week police charged Aneudy Davila with stealing 18 urns from a vault at Union Cemetery in Stratford, according to the Connecticut Post. The theft occurred on June 23, 2016, and the vault was smashed in the process, according to police.

Related story: Bronx man charged in graveyard robbery, vandalism at Stratford cemetery

While appearing in court Monday on the charges of interference with a cemetery, criminal mischief and sixth-degree larceny, Davila reportedly appeared out of sorts and exposed his underwear to people behind him, prompting a judge to tell him to pull his pants up, according to the Connecticut Post.

Davila was also ordered to stay away from the cemetery, and his case was continued until Oct. 16, the Connecticut Post reported.

Davila is accused of stealing the ashes for use in a religious ceremony conducted by his girlfriend, according to the Connecticut Post. A witness had told police that the girlfriend had conducted rituals using dead chickens and cigars, the Connecticut Post reported.

Click here to read the Connecticut Post story.

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