HISTORY no longer moving forward with Dillinger documentary

This is a 1934 file photo of desperado John Dillinger near Moore, Ind. (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK (WTHR) — A spokesperson with A&E and HISTORY reports the network is no longer moving forward with a documentary on the John Dillinger exhumation.

Dan Silberman, Senior Vice President of Communications, reported the news Wednesday morning but did not give a reason as to why they weren't moving forward with the project.

John Dillinger's nephew, Michael Thompson, sued Crown Hill Cemetery last month, claiming it's trying to block his uncle from being exhumed.

The Crown Hill Cemetery released the following statement regarding the lawsuit:

"Crown Hill objects to the exhumation of John Dillinger. We have a duty to the families we serve to ensure the safety and integrity of the Cemetery which is threatened by the proposed exhumation. We also have concerns that the complex and commercial nature of this exhumation could cause disruption to the peaceful tranquility of the Cemetery and those who are visiting to remember their loved ones. Additionally, we received notice that not all of Mr. Dillinger's next of kin agree with the exhumation. We honor the trust placed in us to protect all individuals in our care, and to protect the interests of those who cannot speak for themselves."