Boris Richard Jr: Louisiana man arrested for breaking into funeral home and sharing gruesome corpse videos on FaceTime

Boris Richard Jr: Louisiana man arrested for breaking into funeral home and sharing gruesome corpse videos on FaceTime
Richard reportedly resides only about ten miles away from the funeral home (Representational photo - Getty Images)

MONROE, LOUISIANA: Boris Richard Jr, a 21-year-old man from Louisiana, was arrested for unlawfully entering a funeral home after business hours and using FaceTime to share graphic videos of corpses that had undergone autopsies with a friend. The incident took place on April 7 at the Smith Funeral Home in Monroe, Ouachita Parish.

Reportedly residing only about ten miles away from the funeral home, Richard is said to have gained "unauthorized entry" to the embalming room, where he proceeded to record "several corpses on his cell phone." The report also stated that he was sharing the disturbing videos with "an acquaintance" using FaceTime. Richard was arrested on April 10th and charged with unauthorized entry into a place of business, as per Daily Mail.


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What does the probable cause affidavit state?

According to a probable cause affidavit submitted by the Monroe Police Department, the 21-year-old allegedly trespassed into the funeral home outside of its operating hours on April 7, sometime between 11.00 am and 12.00 pm. The report added that the suspect "made entry into the embalming room with several corpses present post-autopsy. The victim stated Richard videoed several corpses on his cell phone via FaceTime and was showing an acquaintance the corpses while the business was closed to the public. Richard was not an official worker at the funeral home and was advised he was not supposed to gain entry to the embalming room without consent."


After being taken into custody, Richard reportedly declined to answer inquiries and was subsequently restrained and taken to the Ouachita Correctional Center. He was later freed the following day upon posting a $1,500 bond. Although he was initially scheduled to appear in court on April 12, the hearing has been postponed until May 18.

In another disturbing incident

This comes after the owners of a funeral home in Colorado, Megan Hess, and her mother Shirley Koch, were given prison sentences for selling hundreds of corpses to medical researchers and deceiving mourning families with fake ashes. Hess, 48, reportedly extracted and sold the gold teeth of some dead individuals, earning $40,000 in the process.


They transferred body parts to third parties for research without the families' consent, charging them $1,000 for sham cremations. Hess pleaded guilty to mail fraud and received a 20-year prison sentence, while Koch was sentenced to 15 years. The ruling was made by District Judge Christine Arguello in Grand Junction, as per Daily Mail.

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