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Family Thankful for Headstone Donations

Family Thankful for Headstone Donations



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WEST JORDAN (AP) -- A new headstone sits at the grave of a 10-year-old girl who was repeatedly abused before suffocating in a closet.

Shelby Andrews would have turned 12 today. Shelby's mother has decorated the grave with a banner, balloons and stuffed animals.

Shelby died in August 2006. Her father is in prison for murder and her stepmother is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to murder.

A tiny brass plaque used to mark Shelby's grave. The family couldn't afford to buy a headstone until donations started to come in after a story in the Deseret Morning News.

Shelby's mother says she'll never be able to thank the donors enough for allowing the family to give Shelby's grave a proper headstone.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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