Court to decide if men in wrong burial plots should be moved

A Rhode Island town is asking a court to decide whether the bodies of two men buried in the wrong plots should be exhumed and moved.

The town of Tiverton filed a complaint for declaratory judgment Wednesday in Superior Court.

In October, 65-year-old Lewis Chadwick Jr. was placed in the wrong family plot at the town-operated Pocasset Hill Cemetery.

In March, 87-year-old Raymond Murray, who was supposed to be buried in that plot, died. He was buried in Chadwick's plot. His family wants him moved to the correct plot. Chadwick's family opposes any move.

The complaint names the families as interested parties.

The court could order that the two men stay put and transfer the plot deeds or require exhumation so they can switch places.