A Memphis, TN family is dealing with not only the sudden death of their daughter, but a horrible act done against her after she had passed away.
37-year-old April Parham, a Kindergarten teacher, was taken to St. Francis Hospital for mental health issues but passed away suddenly of a heart attack early Tuesday morning. Being an organ donor, her body was being held in storage at the hospital while they waited for the retrieval team to harvest her organs. When hospital security and a representative from the transplant foundation went to the storage area where Parham was being held, they came upon a gruesome and sickening scene.
23-year-old Cameron Wright, another security guard at St. Francis, was sexually assaulting Parham's corpse!
Now, Parham's family is demanding justice for her!
April Parham's father, James Parham, had gone on record saying "I want whatever the fullest extent of the law can happen to happen,” James said.James said his daughter's death was unexpected, and now the family can't even find solace in knowing she has peace."After you pass, we think finally she's not suffering, she's not hurting no more and to find out this,” James said. “It's devastating. It hurts."
Via WMC Action News 5:
The hospital released the following statement saying:
"Treating those we serve with dignity and respect is our top priority. The behavior of this individual does not represent what our hospital stands for, and these actions are completely unacceptable. We are saddened by this incident, and we are empathetic and sympathetic to the family of the patient. We contract with U.S. Security Associates for our hospital’s security services, and all officers are required to undergo thorough background checks. The security guard involved in this situation has been terminated."
Deputies arrested Cameron Wright on charges of abuse of a corpse. Investigators said Wright admitted to the crime. He was booked on a $3,000 bond.
This man is sick and not only does he need jail time, he needs some serious mental health help!