After a brief legal hiccup, the 71-year-old head of a dead Colorado woman can be cryogenically frozen by Scottsdale-based Alcor Life Extensions, a Colorado judge ruled this morning.
Mary Robbins of Colorado Springs kicked the bucket a few weeks ago but not before signing documents giving Alcor the right to cryogenically preserve her head and brain.
Robbins, who died after a battle with cancer, signed away her noggin to Alcor in 2006, as well as a $50,000 annuity, with the hopes of being brought back to life in the future when a cure for the disease has been discovered.
When Robbins died on February 9, Alcor called the funeral home where her body was held, looking to collect the head.
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However, Robbins' daughter, Darlene Robbins, claims her mother verbally opted out of her agreement with Alcor in the days before her death and that both the head and the $50,000 belong to her.
This morning, Alcor announced that the judge ruled in favor of the people-freezing company and that the signed agreement between Robbins and Alcor would stand, despite Darlene Robbins claims.
We called Alcor spokeswoman, Dbora Tarrant, for a reaction to the judge's decision. She wasn't in.
As for Mary Robbins, who is currently being stored in dry ice at a funeral home in Colorado Springs, her daughter now has 72 hours to appeal the decision, or it's freezer time.