Man Convicted Of Littering After Placing Flowers On Fiance’s Grave

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After placing a flower box at the foot of his fiancee’s grave, an Alabama man was found guilty of littering by a judge on Thursday.

Winston Hagans, the guy, had placed flower boxes at Hannah Ford’s grave several times after she died in January 2021, one month after the two had become engaged. Judge Jim McLaughlin found Hagans guilty of littering and fined him $50 as well as a $250 court fee.

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Winston was originally charged as a result of Tom Ford, Hannah Ford’s father, removing Hagans’ flower pots on several occasions.

Ford owns the gravesite of his daughter in Auburn’s Memorial Park Cemetery and, according to Hagans, never approved of their connection.

Hagans allegedly acknowledged in court that he contacted the city for permission to install the flower boxes at the cemetery and was told that it was acceptable as long as the family agreed.

However, his family was not pleased, and Ford had him arrested for littering.

Hagan will not be sentenced to prison if he promises to stop putting flower boxes.

After Hagans was found guilty, his lawyer, Jeff Tickal, stated that he will submit a formal appeal within 14 days. If Hagans wins his appeal, he will be given a new trial and the penalties and court fees would be waived.

According to Hagans, the pair went on lengthy drives, shared a fondness for Winston Churchill, and discussed their future plans. They enjoyed cooking together, with Ford preferring to prepare large feasts for game evenings and holidays.