Past highlights of a person's life are a journalistic standard in any obituary or article reporting the death. When Frank Sinatra died, did they mention that he was a singer and actor? When Jimmy Carter dies, do you think that they might mention that he was once president?
This girl's claim to fame is that she was the girlfriend of a notorious criminal. That didn't bother her in life; why should it trouble her family in death? WWAY may report elements of a person's life story, but they don't write the script.
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