Authorities have arrested Grover Macuchapi, 27yr-old nurse, after a man reportedly walked in on him having ‘relations’ with the corpse of his wife.
The incident occurred at the Hospital de Clinicas in La Paz, Bolivia.
The exact charges Macuchapi faces are not specified, and the nurse has told officers he ‘could not remember anything’ about what happened.
Couldn’t remember or wish it never happened? That is the real question here.
The husband, 28, left his wife’s body to settle hospital payments and claims. This is what he said he returned to see: ‘I saw him and hit him. He was moving, he had his pants down.’
Deputy Director Douglas Uzquiano, of the Bolivian anti-crime force, said: ‘At the time, the deceased had been transferred to the morgue.
‘The husband returns and finds that this man of 27 years was maintaining relations with the corpse of his wife.
‘The nursing assistant was committing the crime of necrophilia.’
Via the Metro: The identities of the dead woman and her husband have not been released.
Police in Bolivia are currently discussing what charges Macuchapi should face, with ‘profanation’ considered the most likely.
Legal experts are studying the law books with the aim of finding a more serious charge which would carry a heavier sentence.