A Missouri woman kept her husband’s body in a freezer for nearly a year — then lost a lawsuit to have his corpse returned to her.
Barbara Watters, 68, demanded that officials return the remains of her dead husband, Paul Barton, after she was arrested for keeping them in a fridge in the bedroom of her home in Joplin for almost a year, the Joplin Globe reported.
But a federal judge dismissed her lawsuit earlier this month, claiming that Watters didn’t respond to court orders.
“I’m not done,” Watters said of her legal battle. “They think they got away with something. But I’m not done.”
Watters has claimed that she kept 71-year-old Barton’s body in a freezer in her bedroom after he died of Lou Gehrig’s disease because she feared that a doctor would cut up the remains for medical study, the outlet reported.
“He told me to buy a freezer and to put him in it, so he