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Sat May 4, 2019, 12:51 PM

My 33-Year-Old Son Flushed My Parents' Ashes Down the Toilet After I Kicked Him Out

A 33-year-old Pennsylvania man faces two counts of abuse of a corpse and one count of criminal mischief after he allegedly admitted to flushing his grandparents’ ashes down the toilet in response to his mother evicting him from her home. She said that she did this due to his alcohol and marijuana consumption, WTAE reported.

The story goes that McKeesport, PA, man Thomas Porter Wells had an argument with his mother over these habits in September 2018 that resulted in her telling him it was time to leave the home.

Denise Porter told police that she only realized that her parents’ ashes were missing when another family called it to her attention — in February 2019! The woman said that she confronted her son about this and he initially denied being the one responsible during a phone call. The ashes were stored in a box in Porter’s bedroom, where there was also a memorial on display, TribLIVE reported.

Wells’ mother, however, said that he later sent her a text message saying “Yup and soon as you die you’ll be going in the same spot where you belong down the [expletive] you [expletive].” You can probably fill in the blanks based on the context. After Wells was arraigned on Monday, he was let out on bond. A hearing is scheduled for May 13.

https://lawandcrime.com/crazy/mom-my-33-year-old-son-flushed-my-parents-ashes-down-the-toilet-after-i-kicked-him-out/

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Reply My 33-Year-Old Son Flushed My Parents' Ashes Down the Toilet After I Kicked Him Out (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 4 OP
TreasonousBastard May 4 #1
pandr32 May 4 #2
Demovictory9 May 4 #6
bdtrppr6 May 4 #3
Loki Liesmith May 4 #4
empedocles May 4 #5
cyclonefence May 4 #7
Harker May 4 #13
cyclonefence May 5 #14
msongs May 4 #8
ffo May 4 #9
GeorgeGist May 4 #10
FakeNoose May 4 #11
left-of-center2012 May 4 #12

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 12:57 PM

1. This is as fucked up as it gets.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 12:57 PM

2. Looks much older than 33

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Response to pandr32 (Reply #2)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:08 PM

6. My 1st thought. Looks about 45

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:00 PM

3. that guy's only 33?

looks older than I do and I'm 51

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Response to bdtrppr6 (Reply #3)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:04 PM

4. Meth is a hard master

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:04 PM

5. My best man, longtime friend, has a somewhat similiar son.

He's 34. Kicked son out of house. Son been in jail. Rehab, etc. Found son job with relative - tardy problem. His father funded Roth for him. Son found and cashed in Roth for drugs. Father had gun buried on the farm, ammunition buried elsewhere. Son found them. No end in sight.


My extensive sympathies . . . and hopes . . . go out to you.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 01:12 PM

7. I question this story

My father, as unsentimental as a person can be, seriously told me to flush his ashes after he died, and I told him I would. When I received his ashes (they're called "cremains" in the biz) and had a look at them, I knew I wasn't going to flush them. There was about a quart of fine material that I worried would clog my toilet. It would have taken at least three "loads" to get them all down. I'd bet this guy took the ashes and maybe threw them away somewhere, but I doubt that he actually flushed them.

My father's ashes sat in my bedroom closet for seven years, and when my mother died, I took both sets and dumped them in a state park where they liked to go bird-watching.

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Response to cyclonefence (Reply #7)

Sat May 4, 2019, 07:28 PM

13. "Cremains"

has always sounded like a fast food side dish to me.

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Response to Harker (Reply #13)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:27 AM

14. "You want cremains with that?" nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 02:13 PM

8. abuse of a corpse there is no corpse. sounds like a bogus charge nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 02:54 PM

9. Abuse of a corpse?

A corpse is defined as the dead body of a human being.

This comes to mind - no disrespect intended.

ATTORNEY: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for blood pressure?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: Did you check for breathing?
WITNESS: No..
ATTORNEY: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
WITNESS: No.
ATTORNEY: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
WITNESS: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
ATTORNEY: I see, but could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
WITNESS: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 03:22 PM

10. He might wanna ...

have that jaundice checked out.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat May 4, 2019, 03:51 PM

11. FWIW McKeesport, PA is poorer than many 3rd-world countries

McKeesport is where the meth-addicts and pedo abusers go to die. I'm sorry if that offends anyone here on DU. It's technically a suburb of Pittsburgh, but no residents are actually employed or own property there.

Just sayin'

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #11)

Sat May 4, 2019, 04:32 PM

12. "no residents are actually employed or own property there"

Wrong !

McKeesport unemployment in September 2018:
McKeesport: 4.6%
Pennsylvania: 4.9%

Houses: 8,782 occupied:
4,553 owner occupied
4,258 renter occupied

By population, McKeesport is Allegheny County's second-largest city, after Pittsburgh.
Population in 2014: 19,561

http://www.city-data.com/housing/houses-McKeesport-Pennsylvania.html

http://www.city-data.com/city/McKeesport-Pennsylvania.html

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