Headless remains of criminal Ned Kelly to be turned over to relatives
Published on August 8th, 2012 | by Admin1
The remains of Australian hero/criminal Ned Kelly, who killed three policemen in 1880 and famously had a stand-off where he wore home-made metal armour, will be turned over to his descendants for burial.
The headless remains of Kelly, who led a gang in Victoria in the late 1800s, were identified last November through DNA tests.
The site’s property developers wanted to keep the remains but Kelly’s family wanted the bones returned.
State officials have issued a new licence for exhumation, which means that the developers will not be able to keep the remains for display in a museum, Australian media reported.
Story: BBC News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons