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Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit In John Dillinger Exhumation Case

Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit In John Dillinger Exhumation CaseThe judge ruled in favor of Crown Hill Cemetery, dismissing a lawsuit filed by a relative of 1930s gangster John Dillinger who wants to exhume his gravesite.Crown Hill Cemetery, John Dillinger2019-12-04T00:00:00-05:00
Update: Judge Dismisses Lawsuit In John Dillinger Exhumation Case

John Dillinger's nephew says he has evidence Dillinger's body may not be buried at the Crown Hill Cemetery gravesite, and may not have been the man FBI agents fatally shot outside a Chicago theater in 1934.

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Updated Dec. 4, 2019 at 3 p.m.

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit a relative of 1930s gangster John Dillinger filed against an Indianapolis cemetery that opposes his plans to exhume Dillinger’s gravesite to determine if the notorious criminal is actually buried there.

Marion County Superior Court Judge Timothy Oakes granted Crown Hill Cemetery's motion to dismiss Michael Thompson's lawsuit shortly after Wednesday's hearing, saying state law requires the cemetery's consent.

Thompson, who’s Dillinger’s nephew, sued the cemetery after it objected to his plans to exhume the grave. Thompson says he has evidence Dillinger's body may not be buried there, and may not have been the man FBI agents fatally shot outside a Chicago theater in 1934.


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A judge will hear an Indianapolis cemetery's bid to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a relative of 1930s gangster John Dillinger who wants to exhume Dillinger’s gravesite.

A Marion County judge scheduled a Wednesday hearing to consider Crown Hill Cemetery's motion to dismiss Michael Thompson's lawsuit. Thompson, who’s Dillinger’s nephew, wants to proceed with a Dec. 31 exhumation to determine if the notorious criminal is actually buried there. Thompson says he has evidence Dillinger's body may not be buried there, and he may not have been the man FBI agents fatally shot outside a Chicago theater on July 22, 1934.

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