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Schiavo Interment Stirs Conflict

Lawyer for Terri Schiavo's parents denounces grave marker

Another flare-up of hard feelings, now that the cremated remains of Terri Schiavo have been buried in a Florida cemetery.

Schiavo's parents are complaining that they were not notified ahead of time about the service. Her remains were in the possession of her husband, Michael, who said he'd promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially and waged a long legal battle to remove her feeding tube.

Michael Schiavo had the words "I kept my promise" inscribed on Terri's bronze grave marker. The marker also lists February 25th, 1990 -- the day she collapsed -- as the date Terri "Departed this Earth." Schiavo actually died March 31st, nearly two weeks after her feeding tube was removed by court order. The marker lists that date as when Schiavo was "at peace."

An attorney for the woman's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler, denounced the marker as "another unkind act toward a grieving mom and dad."

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