14 October 2013

Fostoria, Ohio: the first appearance of a living dead

Zombie, if you wish.

An Ohio judge told a 61-year-old man it is too late for him to overturn a 1994 ruling that declared him legally dead. Hancock County Probate Court Judge Allan Davis, who declared Donald Eugene Miller Jr. dead in 1994, eight years after he vanished from his rental home in Arcadia, told Miller in court Monday the law only allows death rulings to be overturned within three years of the ruling, The Courier, Findlay, Ohio, reported Wednesday.
For all practical purposes, Mr Miller is a legal zombie. An interesting (new?) legal angle: if someone decided to kill the biological body of this legally dead man, would that somebody be accused of a crime (or misdemeanor)?

If not, an opportunity looms here, dear wannabe killers, cannibals etc.