Woman who tried to feed dead husband to birds sentenced

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TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Ila Solomon, the woman who admitted to trying to feed her husband’s dead body to the birds, will now serve two months for her crimes.

Fifty-six-year-old Solomon was sentenced to 60 days executed with Community Corrections. The terms of the Community Corrections have yet to be determined. But the judge says if she can’t comply with Community Corrections, she will serve those days in the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Solomon will also serve 100 hours of community service with terms that she serves those hours at Greenbush Cemetary and Memorial Island at Columbian Park.

Solomon pleaded guilty in November to failure to report a dead body and unlawful disposition of a dead body in an agreement that her welfare fraud and theft charges would be dropped.

She claims her husband, Gerald “Scooter” Gavan was only dead for 5 days before police discovered his body on May 4 of 2014. However, an autopsy report showed he had been dead since July 2013.

When asked in November if she was planning on feeding her husband to the birds, she said she stands by what she did.

“That’s right,” Solomon replied when asked. “Because Scooter was a WWII veteran, and when he got to the beaches in Normandy his friends were already being eaten by the birds.”

Solomon said Scooter wanted to die the way his friends had passed.

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