Father SILAS PARKS has been arrested in the murder of his wife and unborn child. For once, the guy has actually admitted to having problems with "domestic violence against his wife." Pretty rare--usually these types never admit to anything.
Husband arrested for wife, unborn child's murder
04:27 PM PDT on Wednesday, July 1, 2009
MOSCOW, ID. -- Police have arrested a Moscow man in the death of his wife and daugther.
Silas Parks was arrested for two counts of First Degree Murder in the death of his wife, Sarah Parks, and her unborn daughter, Serenity Parks. He also faces one count of First Degree Arson.
According to prosecutors, Sarah was strangled or suffocated.
Sarah Parks was found dead inside the couple's Moscow apartment June 24, after a fire burned through the home.
She was found on the spare room bed inside the home. The Latah County Coroner ruled Parks was dead prior to when the fire was set.
Police who interviewed Silas say he told them Sarah was sleeping in the spare room because of her asthma, and he left to go work out.
Police say Silas was not truthful about the amount of time it took him to get to the gym, or how his wife was positioned when he left her in the apartment.
Silas also told police he had problems with domestic violence against his wife.
Sarah was about five months pregnant and a teacher at the Moscow Charter School.