Real tombstones in amusement park – operator stands trial

Because real tombstones stood in front of the so-called horror house in his amusement park, the operator must face charges on tuesday (13.30 o'clock) to answer before the district court in kitzingen. The 34-year-old is accused of disparaging the memory of the deceased. According to the public prosecutor's office, the man had bought the real tombstones from a stonemason for decorative purposes. At the same time, he had promised to make the inscriptions unrecognizable. However, this has not happened. Instead, in the summer of 2017, eight gravestones with fully legible inscriptions of the deceased stood in front of the "horror house. A girl had recognized the gravestone of her grandfather, who died in 1996, in the recreational area of geiselwind (district of kitzingen) and thus triggered the investigations.

Fine or imprisonment possible

The prosecution accuses the accused of having violated any boundaries of decency. He was only concerned with the marketing of the amusement park attraction.

In the event of a conviction, the man faces a fine or imprisonment of up to two years. The accused had appealed against a penalty order with a fine in the mid-four-digit range.

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