Fight Over Man's Ashes Rages On
POSTED: Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 5:33pm
UPDATED: Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 5:44pm
EL PASO - In a bizarre scene June 21, police stopped the funeral of David Torres after his father got a court order requesting rights to his son's remains.
It ignited a battle between Torres' common law wife and his father over his ashes.
A judge ordered the ashes to be held at the funeral home, where they currently sit.
"He's sitting there at that funeral home," Liz Gomez said. "For how long? It's not right he's sitting there. He needs to be laid to rest."
Earlier this month, Torres' father dropped his lawsuit, paving the way for Gomez to claim the ashes.
But now, Torres' ex-wife has filed a suit on behalf of her two daughters claiming they have the right to their dad's ashes.
Its a fight that could drag on for several more months.