Vet's body to be removed from veterans' cemetery

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — The remains of a Vietnam-era Army veteran are being removed from the Connecticut state veterans' cemetery because he was convicted of killing three people.

State officials acknowledge that Guillermo Aillon, convicted in 1984 of killing his estranged wife and her parents in North Haven in 1972, had no right to be buried in a veterans' cemetery when he died in 2014.

The state Department of Veterans' Affairs on Tuesday removed Aillon's headstone from the Middletown cemetery and said they will exhume and relocate his body.

The New Haven Register reports that the case was brought to the attention of state officials by Kevin Dacey of East Haven, who found a federal regulation that bars internment in a veterans' cemetery if that person has been convicted of a capital crime.