Brother of corpse abuse suspect distances himself from case

Posted Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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A sign outside the now-closed Johnson Family Mortuary advertises the “twins” special service.

Twin brothers Dondre and Derrick Johnson have a history of handling burials together, but according to Derrick, he has been out of the business since long before eight decomposing bodies were discovered at the mortuary on July 15.

Indeed, he should have been out of the business. The Texas Funeral Service Commission cited Derrick Johnson for multiple code violations and in 2010 he was ordered to pay $75,000 in penalties, attorneys’ fees and court costs. Story at

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