Case Update: More Tragedy Strikes the Family of Arabella Parker

Arabella Parker
Arabella Parker. (Facebook)

The family of three-year-old Arabella Parker has been struck with tragedy once again.

Arabella died in November of 2019 after months of alleged abuse at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend, Jahrid Burgess, who is now accused of Arabella’s murder by blunt force trauma. Arabella received such severe brain damage after the final incident in October of 2019 that part of her brain had to be removed. She died after several weeks on life support.

Arabella’s mother, Samantha Delcamp, was first torn to shreds on The Steve Wilkos Show for her neglectful behavior and then arrested and charged in connection with her daughter’s murder.

Both Jahrid Burgess and Samantha Delcamp currently await trial.

In the meantime, Samantha’s family experienced a shocking loss last weekend. On Sunday, December 27, 2020, 36-year-old Nicholas Kahley, who was married to Arabella’s grandmother, Bonnie Kahley, was found dead in a home on Walnut Street in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. 

Nick Kahley.

Nick had his share of troubles, including drug problems and an extensive criminal history. In September of 2019, he was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly causing an accident in which the van he was driving smashed head-on into a school bus full of children. The van was found to contain heroin, methamphetamine, glassine bags, and copper pipe at the time of the accident. 

Within weeks of that incident, Nick was arrested again and accused of punching his wife, Bonnie. Regardless, he attended a subsequent vigil honoring little Arabella.

Both cases were pending at the time of Nick’s death, which, according to his obituary, occurred “after losing his ongoing battle with addiction.”

Nick Kahley and Arabella Parker
Nick and Arabella.

Regardless of his background, Nick’s death is another sad chapter in the Delcamp family’s story.

Nick’s obituary states: “He enjoyed being outdoors. He liked hunting, fishing, and going for walks, even when it was cold outside.

“He liked watching sports, especially the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Nick was very fond of his step-grandkids. He enjoyed playing board games with them and just making them laugh made him happy.”

Nick leaves behind a young son of his own.

Since Arabella is, of course, my main focus, I’m also going to include in this post a few photos that were recently shared with me by her paternal grandma, Dorothy.

Click here for my ongoing coverage of Arabella’s story.

Sources: The Daily Item, the Journal-Times

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