Filing: Hess poised to change plea in federal body-scheme case involving Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors

Deb Schum holds up a feather during a 2018 Delta ceremony honoring the decedents whose remains were allegedly mishandled through Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors. (Montrose Daily Press/file photo)

With just weeks left before trial, former funeral home operator Megan Hess has apparently reached a plea agreement, federal court documents show.

Hess, who formerly operated Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors in Montrose and the associated Donor Services Inc., was indicted in 2020 on charges of aiding and abetting mail fraud, as it related to more than 30 deceased people.

Katharhynn Heidelberg is the Montrose Daily Press assistant editor and senior writer. Follow her on Twitter, @kathMDP.

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