Funeral home buries wrong baby
Houston funeral home buries wrong baby by mistake. A Houston couple is planning a second funeral for their newborn son after finding out they buried someone else's baby at the first service.
Mercedez Uscanga and Robert Mares said going through the pain of their baby being still born was difficult enough. Now they claim the funeral home they trusted made a terrible mistake.
Home video taken by the family shows a range of emotions at the Brookside Funeral Home this past Saturday.
It wasn't until three days after the service that these parents say they found out the infant inside the tiny casket wasn't theirs. Their child was still in the morgue.
"The people at the funeral home made me feel that that was my baby, and I cried for a baby that wasn't mine," explained mother Mercedez Uscanga.
The family blames the Brookside Funeral Home for giving them a whole new layer of heartbreak. However they said this won't stop them from giving Armani Angel Mares a proper burial.
"We're hurt right now. We thought we put our son to rest," said the father, Robert Mares.
Uscanga and Mares want to know how the troubling mix-up happened. They're also wondering what's going through the minds of the others parents.
"Worst of all is to have another family involved with us in that situation where we buried their child," said the grandfather, George Uscanga.
On Thursday, the family made arrangements for another funeral home to come and pick up the baby. They've also hired an attorney, hoping to bring this situation to the attention of the state.
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