Former hospital security guard accused of having sex with corpse receives diversion


A SECURITY GUARD AT SAINT FRANCIS HOSPITAL … CONFESSES TO ABUSING A CORPSE. NOW … MORE THAN A YEAR LATER… THE VICTIM’S FAMILY IS FIGHTING TO GET THE LAW CHANGED.. GOOD EVENING. I’M … KATINA RANKIN. AND! I’M RICHARD RANSOM. A DISTURBING STORY TO BE SURE.. APRIL PARHAM’S BODY WAS BEING PREPARED FOR ORGAN DONATION IN AUGUST OF 2018 WHEN CAMERON WRIGHT HAD SEX WITH THE CORPSE. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER BRITTANI MONCREASE IS IN THE NEWSROOM WITH TONIGHT’S TOP STORY. BRITTANI? Brittani: THAT’S RIGHT KATINA AND RICHARD. A YEAR HAS PASSED SINCE APRIL PARHAM’S CORPSE WAS ABUSED. NOW HER FAMILY IS WORKING TO MAKE SURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS TO ANYONE ELSE AGAIN. BRITTANI MONCREASE/REPOR TING: THE PARHAM FAMILY’S FIGHT FOR JUSTICE, ISN’T OVER. CAMERON WRIGHT, A FORMER HOSPITAL SECURITY GUARD CHARGED LAST YEAR WITH ABUSING THEIR RELATIVE, APRIL PARHAM’S CORPSE—WAS GIVEN DIVERSION. THE FAMILY’S LAWYER SAYS IT MEANS.. HE’LL ATTEND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROGRAMS AND IF HIS RECORD STAYS CLEAN, THE CHARGE COULD BE DROPPED BY 20-22. Murray Wells, Wells and Associates Attorney “The family did not oppose that.” THE CASE ALSO REVEALED WHAT THEY BELIEVE TO BE HOLES IN THE SYSTEM. Murray Wells, Wells and Associates Attorney “What we found out is that it doesn’t matter what you do to a corpse, the punishment is the same.”SO THE PARHAMS TURNED TO THE STATE LEGISLATURE TO TOUGHEN PENALTIES FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF A CORPSE. THEY WANT TO RAISE THE FELONY TO A CLASS C… WHERE CONVICTS COULD SERVE UP TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON. Murray Wells, Wells and Associates Attorney “If we can accomplish that, it would deter people from this kind of behavior.” STATE REPRESENTATIVE GA HARDAWAY IS WORKING WITH THEM. HE WANTS A CLASS B FELONY IF IT INVOLVES A POSITION OF AUTHORITY OR SEXUAL NATURE. Rep. GA Hardaway, TN General Assembly “with an enhancement because this guy was in a position of authority and the abuse was of a sexual nature would take it up to at least 8 to 30 years and 25- thousand-dollar fine.” HARDAWAY SAYS THIS PROPOSAL WILL HELP APRIL’S FAMILY CARRY ON HER LEGACY Rep. GA Hardaway, TN General Assembly “I salute them for it. I think it’s the most important tribute to the victim is to make a change.” Brittani: IN ADDITION TO CHANGING THE PENALTIES, HARDAWAY AND THE PARHAM FAMILY ARE FIGHTING TO GET OFFENDERS OF THESE TYPES OF CRIMES REGISTERED AS SEX OFFENDERS. HARDAWAY PLANS TO HAVE THE BILL DRAFTED AND FILED BEFORE THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY. LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM, BRITTANI MONCREASE, LOCAL 24 NEWS.

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  1. THIS IS THE SICKEST THING I EVER HEARD. WOW THE MIND IS A SIC INSTRUMENT WHEN USED WRONG 😭

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