2017 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - Crimes
Chapter 29 - Crimes Against Public Morals and Decency
In General
§ 97-29-19. Dead bodies; disinterment for sale or wantonness

Universal Citation: MS Code § 97-29-19 (2017)

Every person who shall remove the dead body of any human being from the grave or other place of interment for the purpose of selling the same or for mere wantonness, or who shall wantonly dig into or open the grave or other place of interment where the remains of any dead human body is interred, or wantonly disturb the remains of any dead human body therein interred, shall upon conviction be imprisoned in the penitentiary not exceeding five years or in the county jail not more than one year, or be fined not more than five hundred dollars or both.

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