Only On 8: Mother mourns death of child; father could face charges in her death


It’s been more than three months since Sassidy Curry lost her daughter, and it looks like the Las Vegas mother is closer to getting justice.

Two-year-old Ocean Wright died 2,700 miles away from home after sustaining burns to most of her body.  The incident happened last September while the child was visiting her father in Hawaii. Curry shares custody with Ocean’s dad.

The child was rushed to a hospital on the island.  Curry says the baby was in the care of her step-mother.  Ocean’s father, a U.S. Army soldier living at the Schofield Barracks, reportedly wasn’t home.

But Curry had long suspected that Ocean’s death wasn’t an accident.

“I love you Osh,” Curry said as she stood at her child’s gravesite. 

For the past three months, Curry and her loved ones have visited little Ocean’s grave at a Las Vegas cemetery.

“I hate it,” Curry said. “When I leave here I feel like I’m leaving her all over again.

Still grieving her little girl, Curry is angry no one is being prosecuted for her child’s death.  However, Curry recently received says she recently got a call from investigators in Hawaii, saying they are moving forward with criminal charges.

“It made me really happy, Curry said. “I was like thank the Lord.”

The case would have to be reviewed by the Department of the Prosecuting attorney in Honolulu, but Curry says police have informed her they are suggesting child abuse charges for Ocean’s father, and a murder charge for his wife.

“I want justice for Ocean so bad; so bad,” Curry said.

Ocean was hospitalized for a month before she died in September.

“I love her, Curry said. “Like, part of me feels guilty for sending her out there.”

Under a custody agreement, the toddler spent two months in the summer with her father.

Curry says being an ocean away from Ocean wasn’t easy.

“I wanted your dad to love you how I love you,” Curry said as she spoke to Ocean at her grave. “I wanted your dad to see you how I see you.”

Ocean would have turned three on Tuesday, but instead of planning her birthday party, Curry is organizing a community march in honor of her memory.

“I love you Osh,” she said.

The march in ocean’s honor will be held Tuesday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  It will start at the intersection of Bonanza Road and Las Vegas Boulevard. It will end at the Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park, which is Ocean’s final resting place.

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