TWO ghouls who accessed CCTV of Emiliano Sala's dead body face jail after admitting the vile crime in court.
Christopher Ashford, 62, watched the autopsy six times in just 48 hours after the Cardiff footballer died in a plane crash.
He illegally accessed CCTV at Bournemouth Mortuary and replaying a post-mortem along with Sherry Bray, 48.
Ashford, of Calne, Wilts and Bray, of Corsham, Wilts both admitted three counts of securing unauthorised access to computer material.
Bray also admitted perverting the course of public justice by instructing Ashford to "delete your pics" on February 12, and the next day deleting the post-mortem cameras from the live feed camera facility and deleting the post-mortem image of Sala from her mobile phone.
Judge Peter Crabtree warned the pair that the starting point for sentence was custody.
The pair were released on bail to appear at the same court on September 20.
FOOTBALLER DIED EN-ROUTE TO NEW CLUB
Argentina international Sala died when the plane taking him to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel on January 21.
The striker had signed for the Welsh club from French side Nantes for £15m just hours earlier and was set to meet his new teammates the next day.
His body was recovered on February 6 and a post-mortem examination took place at Bournemouth Mortuary the following day.
But a week later, police were alerted to an image on Twitter apparently showing his remains during the examination.
The body of pilot David Ibbotson has never been found.
It later emerged the pilot from Scunthorpe, N. Lincs, was colour blind and not qualified to fly at night.
The flight had been due to set off from Nantes airport at 9am local time January 21 but it was postponed until 7pm.
Air Accident Investigation Branch officials previously confirmed they were probing whether the flight chartered by Sala’s agent was legal.
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