Obituary describes woman as 'evil and violent'

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RENO, Nev., Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A Nevada newspaper said it is investigating how an obituary that described the deceased as "evil and violent" made it to print.

The Reno Gazette Journal said the obituary for Marianne Theresa-Johnson Reddick was sent in via a self-service online submission and appears to have been written by one of her six surviving children, KRNV-TV, Reno, reported Thursday.


The obituary appeared in the Sept. 10 print edition of the newspaper and has been removed from the paper's website while officials investigate how it made it to print, president and publisher John Maher said.

"While she neglected and abused her small children, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit," the obituary read.

"On behalf of her children whom she so abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the afterlife reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children. Her surviving children will now live the rest of their lives with the peace of knowing their nightmare finally has some form of closure," another excerpt read.


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