Lori Lemons' soon-to-be ex-husband is on trial for first-degree murder in the shaking death of the couple's two-month-old daughter NaKita last October. He told detectives he could not get the baby to stop crying.
Mrs. Lemons found a teddybear-shaped urn to hold her ashes, which she now takes with her everywhere she goes, including to the trial.
Mrs. Lemons told the Detroit Free Press, "My son has taken naps with her, and I dress her up for the holidays like she's still part of the family -- she's just in a bear form."
The teddy bears are made by Huggable Urns, and cost from $85-99 before any personalization. [A bear-sized t-shirt with military insignia on it costs $19.95, for example.] There are also puppy and kitty options for pets' remains, and pillows for adult-sized remains, which appear to be a bit too voluminous for the bears.
Since I have already posted once this week about memory-stuffed teddy bears, the only thing I'll add is that men are far more likely to shake babies than women, so if you ever have the impulse or urge to shake a baby, just walk away. As for the urge to put someone's ashes in a plush toy, I really got nothing.