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Families outraged by conditions at Lamesa cemetery

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LAMESA, TX (KCBD) - Water bottles, trash and shovels. Not what these families had in mind when they came to decorate the graves of their loved ones.

The Memorial Park Cemetery is overrun with knee-high weeds, obscuring headstones and infuriating families who have loved ones laid to rest at the cemetery. 

Families claim the lack of management has been an issue and conditions have been out of control for a long time. 

While the KCBD cameras were rolling, the owner of the cemetery arrived from his home in Midland to find an angry mob.

The cemetery's owner, Bob Roberts, said, "I have nothing to hide. The cemetery is in deplorable shape, there's no denying it. And, it needs to get better."

Roberts said financial issues have kept workers from replacing broken equipment and that is what has led to current conditions. 

He has promised to take care of the issue. 

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