A Montrose County judge awarded the maximum damages possible to a woman who sued a funeral home owner for cutting up her brother's body and selling his head, arms and legs instead of cremating him.

District Judge Mary Deganhart found Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors' owner Megan Hess acted maliciously and deliberately and breached the contract she agreed to fulfill in handling the final arrangements for Michael Good. She awarded his sister, Julee Glynn of Durango, $468,010 for past and future emotional distress.