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Murdered man ‘sits up’ at his own funeral

A Puerto Rican man who was shot and killed earlier this month has been laid to rest “just as he was in life” in an extremely unconventional funeral.

Fernando de Jesus Diaz Beato, 26, was shot 15 times in the Villa Carolina neighbourhood of San Juan on March 3 and police say they have no leads on the crime.

Describing him as a “happy and very active person”, the family decided against a coffin for the funeral service in favour of a chair, sitting Diaz Beato with his legs crossed, dressed in his favourite clothes and with a cigarette between his fingers.

Finally, as a “surprise”, the funeral home chose to leave his eyes open.

“Everybody is really surprised because seeing him like that is like seeing him as if he were alive,’ one of Diaz Beato’s sisters said in a video obtained by Live Leak.

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The funeral home admitted they ‘surprised’ the family by keeping Diaz Beato’s eyes open for the service, while dressing him in his favourite clothes, finished with the hat and glasses that were his signature

Another sister, Ihizz Diaz Beato, said: ‘We decided to embalm him like this because he was a very happy person, very active and we want to remember him as he was.’

The final effect was if Diaz Beato was sitting and staring at the family and friends who gathered at the funeral.

Marin Funeral Home, in Rio Piedras, has become something of a pioneer of such services in San Juan.

This is the ninth unconventional funeral they have done – but the first where the eyes of the deceased have been left open.

Damaris Marin, the owner of Marin Funeral Home, said they worked closely with the family to achieve the desired effect.

“This time is different because he is seated with his legs crossed but this is the first dead man in history with his eyes open,” she said.

“We have seen that the families wish to see the dead men just as they were when they were alive.

“We gave [the family] a surprise by leaving the eyes of the dead man open.

“I think that this time was the most impressive reaction to any of the work we have done.”

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Designed to look like he was sitting in a living room, Diaz Beato’s legged were crossed and a cigarette was placed between his fingers

While the result shocked the family, they said they were happy with how Diaz Beato looked.

“We didn’t want to see him lying in the coffin,’ sister Ihizz said.

“We wanted something different. And also, we wanted him to be remembered by his friends and family the same way he was when he was alive.”

– Daily Mail

1 COMMENT

  1. Ne tanu e putu ʻo e tangata Puetoliko ne fana tāmateʻi he konga ki muʻa ʻo e māhina ní ʻo ʻikai fakaʻeʻepa kae fakatangutu pe ia ʻo hangē ʻoku kei moʻuí.

    Naʻe fanaʻi tuʻo 15 ʻa Fernando de Jesus Diaz Beato taʻu 26, ʻi Māʻasi ʻaho 3 ʻi he Villa Carolina kaungāʻapi mo San Juan pea kuo fakahā ʻe he kau polisí ʻoku teʻeki ke nau maʻu ha fakamatala ke tuʻunga ai hano fakatotoloʻi ʻo e fakapoó ni.

    Ne loto e fāmili ke ʻoua ʻe ʻai ha puha mate ia ʻo e pekiá ni kae ʻai hano sea pe ʻo na ʻo fakatangutu hili vaʻe ai, ʻai mo hono vala ne faʻa manako taha aí pea mo ʻai foki ha foʻi sikaleti ke ne pukepuke, tuʻunga heʻenau pehē ko e tangata ne moʻui fiefia.

    Pea fakaʻosi ne fakaʻohovale ia ko e fili ʻa e fale ne teuteuʻi mei ai hono sinó ke ʻoua ʻe tāpuni hono ongo foʻi matá (tulou atu) kae tuku ʻāʻā pe.

    ʻI he fakamatala ʻa e Daily Mail ne pehē ai ne mātuʻaki ofo ʻa e taha kotoa koeʻuhi ko e sio atu ko ē ki he tangatu mai ʻa e tangatá ni ʻoku hangē pe ia ʻoku kei moʻuí, ko hano fakamatalaʻi ʻeni ʻe he Mail ha lau ʻa e tuofefine ʻo e pekiá ʻi ha foʻi vitiō ne maʻu ʻe he Live Leak.

    Ne toe pehē ʻe hano tuofefiné ko Ihizz Diaz Beato ne nau loto p eke fakatolonga peheʻi pe ʻa e pekiá koeʻuhī ko e tangata moʻui fiefia ʻaupito, longolongo moʻui pea ne nau fiemaʻu ke kei manatua pe ia heʻene mate ʻi he tuʻunga ko iá.

    Ko e ola leva ʻo e foʻi ngāue tātāmotaha ko ʻeni ʻi he malaʻe ʻo e fakatolonga mo fai putú ko e tangutu pe ʻa Diaz Beato ʻo siosio mai ki hono fāmilí mo hono ngaahi kaungāmeʻa ne nau tengihia ʻa hono putú.

    Kuo hoko ai ʻa e fale fai putu ʻoku ʻiloa ko e Marin Funeral Home ʻi Puetoliko ko e paionia ia ʻi ha faʻahinga teuteu peheʻi ʻo ha meʻafakaʻeiki.
    @copyright – Tapu ke hiki tatau ʻa e ongoongó ni ʻo pulusi he Facebook mo ha toe feituʻu kehe

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