Judge rules that Colorado woman’s remains can be frozen
March 2, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge has ruled that the remains of a Colorado Springs woman can be frozen despite protests from the woman’s daughter.
A magistrate in El Paso County Probate Court ruled Monday that 71-year-old Mary Robbins’ final will directs her body go to Arizona-based Alcor Life Extension Foundation to freeze her head in the hopes that future technology will be able to revive her.
Robbins signed the will in 2006, but her daughter Darlene Robbins says her mother changed her mind shortly before she died of cancer on Feb. 9.
The daughter has 72 hours to appeal.
Mary Robbins’ body remains packed in dry ice in a Colorado Springs funeral home pending the outcome of the legal battle.