Man Keeps Dead Dad in Bedroom to Collect Benefits
A 28 year old English bloke by the name of Christopher Blackburn is in a bit of trouble after admitting to committing benefits fraud – oh, and also, he kept his dead father in a downstairs bedroom for five months. You know, so people wouldn’t figure out he was dead and stop writing benefits checks.
The father, 54 year old former truck driver, Guy Blackburn, died in November 2010. His son Christopher had claimed £,1869 in benefits between then and March 2011, when authorities were tipped off by neighbors and found the body.
Christopher admitted to committing the fraud and preventing a lawful burial on the 16th and will be sentenced at Preston Crown Court on March 12.