Ashes Flew When Man Was Bashed Over The Head With Cremation Urn

LORAIN, Ohio (January 21, 2013)--An Ohio man is accused of bashing his brother over the head with a cremation urn, breaking the urn and creating a cloud of human ashes, police say.

Officers who responded Friday to a domestic-violence report in Lorain, Ohio, reported that they saw Joel Perez threaten to kill his brother and smash the urn against his head, knocking him unconscious.

Officers say Perez fought them when they tried to arrest him.

The used a stun gun to subdue him before taking him into custody.

Perez was charged with domestic violence, felonious assault and resisting arrest.

It's unclear what the brothers were arguing about or whose ashes were in the urn.


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