Caught sleeping in a parking lot while on the run from police, a Monroe County man accused of killing his girlfriend and their child was arraigned Thursday on homicide charges.
Pennsylvania State Police troopers brought Michael John Parrish, 23, of 1115 Route 115, Effort, back to Monroe County Thursday evening from New Hampshire, where he was found Tuesday. Police say he fled Pennsylvania after killing Victoria M. Adams, 21, and their 2-year-old son, Sidney Michael Parrish, Monday night in their apartment.
Charged with homicide, attempted homicide and four counts of aggravated assault, he was arraigned by District Judge Debby York and sent to prison, police said.
Also arraigned was Conrad Jankowski, 23, of Newfoundland, Wayne County, charged with hindering Parrish's arrest after police say he drove his friend to Somersworth, N.H.
According to the arrest affidavit, Parrish opened fire after Adams was dropped off at the house to pick up Sidney. By the time police arrived, Adams and the boy were dead, lying beside spent pistol casings and shotgun shells.
Cell phone records showed Parrish had fled with Jankowski, according to police reports. But it was a call from a New Hampshire gas station attendant -- two men had told him they were going to sleep in his parking lot, he told officers -- that swept the fugitives into custody. police said
Parrish was a newly hired Monroe County Prison corrections officer.
Mourners set up a makeshift memorial with stuffed animals and flowers outside the Effort home where Adams and her child were killed. Some left messages on posterboard attached to the house's front porch.
"We'll miss u Victoria & Sidney," one message read. "I'll always remember the good times we had, all the laughs we shared. You and Sidney were both taken way before your time, and the only way for me to get through the sadness is to know that neither of you will ever feel the pains of this cold world again."Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times