Florida Man Gets Eight Years in Prison for Snorting Cremated Human and Dog Remains

Categories: WTF Florida
In one of the stupidest Florida crime stories in recent memory (which is really saying something), three teens broke into a Silver Spring Shores home and found the cremated remains of the owner's father and two pet Great Danes. Thinking they were some sort of drug, the teens decided to snort ashes.

Now, one of the men involved, Jose David Diaz-Marrero, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the crime.

Diaz-Marrero, now 20, and two of his friends, Waldo Soroa, 21, and Matrix Andaluz, 19, broke into the home of Holli Tencza back in late 2010. They stole some jewelry, a laptop, a DVD player and a 42-inch flat-screen television, and, oh yeah, the three urns.

The trio thought the urns contained crushed pills, and decided to snort and taste the contents. They had no idea they were actually ashes until they read local news reports about the urns being stolen.

Diaz-Marrero pleaded guilty to the crime back in June. "I recognize that I've made a big mistake," he said in court according to The Ocala Star-Banner.

He received eight years in prison, and after that he'll receive six years of probation and will be ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution. Andaluz has previously been sentenced to nine years in prison, with 12 years of probation. Soroa's case is still pending.

Authorities were able to recover the ashes of the victim's father and one of the Great Danes and the father in a lake. The ashes of the other dog had been accidentally thrown out by someone who thought they were a bag of concrete.

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If instead of snorting the ashes of the dogs they would have slowly tortured the dogs to death, they would have gotten 3 year out in 18 months. Nice justice system


@VONNESLOTH this is horrifying but it's from florida so it's ok


8 years for burglary you mean. No way you get 8 years for snorting remains, which is insane obviously, but probably not even illegal.


@MsKansasState that has to be a typo or sumn! Lol


@LODBJets Nope I just read the article. They snorted and ate the ashes of someone's father and 2 dogs

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