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A pair of Coloradans have been charged with abusing a corpse, identity theft, and criminal impersonation for loading their dead friend's body into the backseat of their car, then using his ATM card to finance a night of bar- and strip-club-hopping. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
To answer your questions: Yes, everyone is making Weekend at Bernie's jokes. No, we don't know if there was a smell, because we don't know how much time elapsed between the death the partying. No, we don't know their defense yet. (If I were to hazard a guess: "We thought he was drunk. And cold. And without a heartbeat.") And yes, you will definitely go to hell for laughing at those Weekend at Bernie's jokes, but that's the price we pay for wacky crime stories. [Denver Post, CBS Denver via Daily What]