John O’Quinn was a famed plaintiff lawyer and billionaire who died in a fatal car accident in 2009. However, his death has been, unfortunately, restless. When his ranch was sold after his death, his grave site was moved from its original location to Louisiana. And now, the John O’Quinn body transport issue further delays his rest.
The Story Behind the John O’Quinn Body Transport
In 2009, John O’Quinn’s body was buried in a mausoleum on his ranch in the Texas Hill County. However, in 2014 his body was moved yet again to a Louisiana cemetery at the direction of his cousin. But the main issue is Darla Lexington, O’Quinn’s common-law spouse, was never notified or asked about the move which was done on All Saints’ Day (November 1).
Darla Lexington already had arrangements to be buried in the mausoleum next to O’Quinn before his body was transported to Louisiana. With the help of Terry & Thweatt P.C., she is suing the funeral home directors for allowing his family to move the body without obtaining her consent.
Attorney Lee Thweatt described the act as a “modern-day grave robbery” and is appalled by the removal of the body on day that is meant to honor dead loved ones. He also commented on the move saying, “If you’re the funeral home and you get a request as unusual as that, why wouldn’t you pick up the phone and at least tell Darla Lexington? They know her name is engraved on the mausoleum. They know she at least had the idea that she would be buried next to him in the mausoleum. They know all of that.”
Terry & Thweatt, P.C. continues to represent Darla Lexington in the case and is aggressively pursuing action against the funeral home.
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