2017 Mississippi Code
Title 97 - Crimes
Chapter 29 - Crimes Against Public Morals and Decency
In General
§ 97-29-23. Dead bodies; opening graves for certain purposes

Universal Citation: MS Code § 97-29-23 (2017)

Every person who shall open a grave or other place of interment with intent to move the dead body of any human being for the purpose of selling the same, or for the purpose of dissection, or to steal the coffin or any part thereof, or the vestments or other articles interred with the dead body, or any of them, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding two years, or in the county jail not more than six months, or by fine of not more than three hundred dollars or both.

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