Defense in murder case files to dismiss judge - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Defense in murder case files to dismiss judge

MOSCOW, Idaho. - An attorney for a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and setting fire to their home has filed to disqualify the judge and to dismiss the case without cause.

An administrative judge would decide who to replace District Judge John Stegner if Stegner were disqualified from the case, the Moscow-Pullman Daily News reports.

Silas Parks pleaded not guilty last week to two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree arson.

Sarah Parks, 28, was found on a bed in the couple's burned-out duplex June 24. She was 20 weeks pregnant. Officials say she died of either suffocation or strangulation before the fire.

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