Facebook blocks man from accessing wife’s account after her death

Created: 02/23/2014 9:12 PM WHEC.com

Losing a loved one is always difficult for friends and family, but one Wayne County man has faced a different kind of hardship after his wife passed away, and it has to do with Facebook.  

Charles Wachal lost his wife on Valentine's Day.
Before she passed, she told Wachal she put private videos on her Facebook for him to watch after she died.
But when he finally went to log onto her account, he says Facebook denied him access.
He said Facebook actually changed it to a memorialized account that no one can log into.

News10NBC spoke with Wachal Sunday afternoon about the ordeal.

"The most important words that somebody states is usually right before they pass, and for her to actually sit down and put together these videos for me, the words that are in there are going to be very important to me. It hurts to think I may never get a chance to see them,” said Wachal.

Wachal says he believes he has a right to view the information on his wife's Facebook. He has even started a petition to gain access.

To see the petition, click here.

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