Brockville- It’s a video that’s gone viral for all the wrong reasons.. It appears to show one person urinating on a grave while another throws a beer bottle at the headstone. This is where Greyson Gemperle rests, the three-year-old Brockville boy passed away in 2013 from neurological and physical complications during pregnancy.
The video surfaced in April leading to the July arrests of Katherine Collins and Haley Peyman.
Both twenty-six-year-olds stand charged with committing an indecent act. The alleged incident sparking a strong public backlash, including a small protest outside the Brockville courthouse last week.
“I had an opportunity to speak to friends and family members of Grayson who showed up to court today to show their support for the three year old boy.
They told me off camera that they still feel so much hurt and anguish, those emotions still very much raw. Greyson’s step mother explained she hopes that these court proceedings don’t become a long and drawn out process.”
The little boy’s mother, Alisha Tackaberry, spoke to CKWS last week and was in tears as she spoke about the ordeal.
“To be attacked like that, that is his place of rest.”
The two accused women were not in court for the proceedings, instead represented by their lawyers. The penalties for committing an indecent act range from a $5,000 fine to imprisonment for up to 6 months — depending on the severity or the act.
“During today’s proceedings the crown provided the defence team with disclosure, the next court date is slated for October 21st. Morganne Campbell CKWS Newswatch Brockville. ”