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Parents: Vandals hit children's graves in New Mexico

The Associated Press
July 31, 2018 03:56 PM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Parents say the burial sites of children at a southern New Mexico cemetery have been vandalized.

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The Las Cruces Sun-News reports parents visiting the Masonic Cemetery this weekend found broken toys, vases ripped from the ground, destroyed solar lights and a beheaded teddy bear near their children's gravesites.

In addition, parents say decorations in carefully arranged displays were unceremoniously piled atop graves like garbage.

Martha Rodriguez, who went to the cemetery to put flowers on the grave of her infant grandson, Jason Blake Guiterrez, found the mess Sunday morning.

Michael Ocheo, superintendent of Masonic Cemetery, says the area recently saw strong wind storms but couldn't say if weather and vandals were responsible.

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