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Defense seeks dismissal of murder charge for fetus

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MOSCOW, Idaho. - Defense attorneys for a Moscow man accused in the slaying of his wife and unborn child are asking a judge to throw out the murder charge related to the fetus.
     
Silas Parks is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count first-degree arson for his role in the June 2009 death of his wife, Sarah Parks, and the 20-week-old fetus she was carrying.
     
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