First Lay Memorial Service Held

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling and lawyer Daniel Petrocelli joined scores of people in Aspen Sunday at a private memorial service for company founder Kenneth Lay.

Lay died Wednesday in Aspen while he and his wife, Linda, were
vacationing and awaiting sentencing for his role in one of the nation's biggest corporate frauds. A coroner says an autopsy on the 64-year-old shows he died of severe coronary artery disease.

Lay's $5 million bond allowed him to stay in Colorado or south Texas until his October sentencing.

Security guards used umbrellas to shield participants from photographers at Sunday's service. People began leaving the Aspen
Chapel around 3:30 p.m.

Lay was convicted of fraud and conspiracy charges earlier this
year by a federal jury in Houston. He had planned to appeal the
conviction.

A second memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Houston.


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