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OFF BEAT: Mother-daughter grave disagreement leads to demolition derby


Mothers and daughters don't always see eye to eye. And the mother-daughter duo that allegedly crashed into each other's vehicles in the middle of a cemetery is apparently no exception.

Melissa K. Grant and her daughter, Savannah N. Lowe, were accused of crashing into each other's vehicles in a tit-for-tat confrontation at the Monmouth Ridge Cemetery in Monmouth, Maine, on Sept. 27, 2013, according to a report on The pair pleaded guilty to criminal mischief on Tuesday, and their auto insurance company — which was not named in the report — paid Monmouth Cemetery Association a $25,000 settlement on Wednesday.

The association then dismissed the civil complaint they filed in Kennebec County Superior Court last month against the mother and daughter seeking restitution for $33,837 in damages, including destroyed monuments and damaged headstones, the report states.

Hugh LeMaster, president of the association, told that there are “a lot of souls buried in that cemetery, and the association's board is the one that can speak for them. Whether it was a risk or not, we felt we had to do something on behalf of those people who couldn't speak for themselves anymore.”