January 4, 2023, 08:43 – Public News Service – OSN

Former Funeral Home Owner in Colorado USA Megan Hess, 46, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for defrauding the families of the deceased. Due to her position, without the consent of her relatives, she opened up 560 bodies and sold their parts.

In July last year, the woman pleaded guilty. She was the head of Sunset Mesa Funeral Home and Donor Services. They were in the same building in Montrose.

It was established that the defendant’s mother, 69-year-old Shirley Koch, also pleaded guilty to fraud and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Prosecutor Tim Neff testified in court that Hess and Koch used their funeral home to steal bodies and body parts using fake donor forms. According to him, Hess and Koch caused great emotional pain to families and next of kin by carrying out illegal dismemberments of corpses.

The prosecutor emphasized the “horrific nature” of Hess’s crimes and named her case as one of the largest body parts trafficking cases in recent US history.

According to Hess’s lawyer, she is unfairly denigrated as a “witch”, a monster and a ghoul. Her behavior can be explained by a traumatic brain injury at the age of 18.

Formerly Public News Service informed that Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida in the United States of America said that decades of incompetent government had brought the country to the “edge of the abyss”.