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"Hacking" Name Removed From Lori's Gravestone

"Hacking" Name Removed From Lori's Gravestone

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OREM, Utah (AP) -- The name "Hacking" has been removed from the gravestone of a woman whose husband has been charged with her murder.

Lori Hacking's family changed the headstone, which now reads "Lori Kay Soares."

Police found Hacking's body Oct. 1 at a landfill they had been searching since mid-July, shortly after Mark Hacking reported his 27-year-old wife failed to return from an early morning jog.

He later allegedly admitted to his brothers he shot her in the head as she slept and disposed of her body in a trash bin.

"We just felt that Mark obviously didn't want her anymore," said Lori's mother, Thelma Soares.

Mark Hacking's innocent plea to first-degree murder infuriated the Soares family.

Where Lori's married name once was on the headstone is now engraved the Portuguese word "Filhinha," which translates to "little daughter."

Mark Hacking's parents were notified of the change and understood, Soares said.

His trial is scheduled to start April 18.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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