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Scot fined for burying her husband on their farm

GuardaBodyThe Scottish woman who buried her husband's corpse on their farm in Linhares da Beira, Guarda district, has been fined by the local court.
 
Edinburgh-born pianist Louise Khan, aged 52, was convicted of desecrating a corpse on December 8, 2016, and has been fined €790.
The court decided the Scot also should pay the court fees, but setting these at the minimum level and that she would go to prison for 65 days if she did not pay up.
 
The defendant's lawyer, Andreia Fonseca, said she would appeal the sentence.
 
The woman was arrested by the Judicial Police on February 9th, 2017 and on was told by the court that she must go to the local police station at regular intervals but otherwise could live at home.
 
The police said the corpse, "believed to be a 59-year-old Scotsman, was found and exhumed" and the woman arrested at a farm near Linhares da Beira. The police searched for three days, using ground penetrating radar, before finding Alyn Pennycook’s body. 
 
The exhumation was carried out by police officers, GNR personnel and technicians from the forensic service.
 
A friend said Louise Khan had buried former truck driver, Alyn Pennycock, 59, as it was his wish. He is believed to have died of a brain tumour at the end of September 2016.
 
The couple moved to Portugal from the Fife area in 2014. Mr Pennycook was working in the UK when he became ill and was diagnosed with a brain tumour and decided to return to Portugal to die, instructing his wife to bury him on their land.
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