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Moscow man pleads not guilty in wife's death

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Silas Parks pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder Silas Parks pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder
Sarah Parks Sarah Parks

MOSCOW, Idaho. - A northern Idaho man accused of killing his pregnant wife then setting fire to their home has pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson.

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Silas Parks, 25, entered the pleas in 2nd District Court Monday. District Judge John Stegner set trial for the case for March 22.

Prosecutors are still considering whether to pursue the death penalty in the case.

Court records show Parks' wife, 28-year-old Sarah Parks, was 20 weeks pregnant at the time of her death. Officials say she died of either suffocation or strangulation before the fire. Her charred body was found June 24 on a bed in a spare bedroom.

A state investigator concluded the fire that started on the bed where Parks' body was found was not accidental.

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