Bridgeport mother told to remove grave decorations

A Bridgeport mother is upset after being told by the cemetery where her daughter is buried to remove decorations on and around the grave.Erika Sanchez's

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport mother is upset after being told by the cemetery where her daughter is buried to remove decorations on and around the grave.

Erika Sanchez's daughter, 15-year-old Valerie Febus, committed suicide last October. Sanchez says she added lights, rocks and a bench near her grave so the family could visit.

Representatives from Lakeview Cemetery say the decorations violate its rules and have to go. They also that while other mourners have broken some rules, Sanchez went too far.

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