INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The History Channel has dropped out of a planned documentary on John Dillinger that would have included the proposed exhumation of the 1930s gangster’s Indianapolis gravesite.
A&E Networks spokesman Dan Silberman says The History Channel is no longer involved in the Dillinger documentary.Full Coverage: John Dillinger
Silberman says network officials won’t comment on why it has withdrawn from the project.
The planned exhumation of Dillinger’s grave has become the subject of a lawsuit. Crown Hill Cemetery officials objected to the exhumation, prompting Dillinger’s nephew, Michael C. Thompson, to sue the cemetery.
Thompson is one of two Dillinger relatives who obtained a state permit to exhume the gravesite, saying they have evidence that Dillinger’s body may not be buried there.
An Oct. 1 hearing is scheduled in the exhumation lawsuit.