UPDATE: Family, friends of Parker family to hold vigil




DANVILLE- A candlelight vigil is being held Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Arabella Parker, hours before the child is to be taken off life support.


Mandy Kegler, Parker’s aunt, told the Daily Item she will attend the vigil in Memorial Park in Danville. Another vigil will be held at 6 p.m. at the Trevorton Recreation Complex.


Kegler told the Daily Item she did not set up the vigil but supporters of Parker wanted to gather together and pray. The vigil in Danville will be presided over by Pastor Mark Gittens, of h2church in Sunbury.

We told you earlier Parker’s family is taking the child off  life support Wednesday, and the family has also reached out to a hospital in Washington D.C., to donate organs to a child in need.


Stonington state police arrested Parker’s mother, Samantha Delcamp, 23, of Sunbury, and her boyfriend Jahrid Burgess, 19, of Trevorton.


Samantha Delcamp waived her preliminary hearing in front of Shamokin District Judge John Gembic on Friday. She was sent back to Centre County Prison in lieu of $200,000 cash. Northumberland County District Attorney Tony Matulewicz previously said if Parker were to die he would file homicide charges on Burgess.

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