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Ocala man who stole urn, snorted cremated remains gets 8 years in jail

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OCALA, Fla. - An Ocala man accused of stealing and snorting the cremated remains of a man and two dogs has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for a string of burglaries.

Authorities say Jose David Diaz-Marrero and two other men stole the urns containing Holli Tencza's father and two Great Danes in 2010, along with jewelry and electronics.

They men told investigators they thought the urn was filled with crushed pills, and they didn't realize they were wrong until they saw an article published about the strange theft.

Diaz-Marrero pleaded guilty in June to four burglaries, including the one at Tencza's home.

One of the other men has been sentenced to nine years in prison.