Yesterday, the NY Post reported that a film production company had paid the family of Diane Schuler $100,000 "to exhume her body and test the remains to see whether she suffered a stroke." Naturally, there's anger over the deal, because Schuler was, according to toxicology reports, drunk and high when she was driving the wrong way on the Taconic State Parkway and ultimately crashed into another car, killing herself, her daughter, her three nieces and three passengers in another car. The son and brother of two victims in the other car said, "It's pretty pathetic that [Danny Schuler]'s cashing in on his wife -- the murderer who killed seven innocent people. It's disgraceful."

Diane Schuler had been returning to her Long Island home from a camp site when the crash occurred on July 26, 2009; the only survivor was her son Bryan. After the tox reports were released, her husband defended her, saying, "She is not an alcoholic and my heart is rested every night when I go to bed," and insisting she was sober before driving, suggesting instead that she had a stroke or a condition related to her diabetes.

Danny Schuler's lawyer Dominic Barbara confirmed that he brokered the deal with Liz Garbus's and Rory Kennedy's Moxie Firecracker Films. Moxie Firecracker told Newsday that the $100,000 figure was incorrect, "A modest stipend was paid for activities related to the making of the film. It is not uncommon to pay for materials and research when making an investigative film." And Barbara says the money will go into a trust for Bryan.

The film is supposedly an investigative documentary that would air on HBO. HBO told the Journal News, "An exhumation could only take place if it's ordered by a court, next of kin or a legal representative. It's not something that the filmmakers would be doing." Danny Schuler had wanted more toxicology reports and an exhumation, but couldn't afford to do so last year.

Michael Bastardi Jr., whose father and brother were killed in an SUV going the right way on the Taconic (their friend was also killed), said, "To give someone the rights to exhume your wife's body is disgraceful." And at a memorial for his three daughters, who were 5, 7, and 9 at the time of the crash, Diane Schuler's brother Warren Hance had a message, which a priest communicated, "Please don't pray for my children, pray to my children, they're saints."