RUTLAND - The Rutland District Courthouse room was packed Monday
morning for the arraignment of Christopher Sharrow, who has been
charged with killing his girlfriend, 32-year-old Kristen Parker of
Bristol while the couple's three young children were in the
According to court records, Sharrow, 35 of Pittsford, allegedly
strangled, sexually assaulted and beat Parker to death. The
affidavit states that neighbors could hear fighting and screaming,
as well as the children crying for their mother.
State Police were called to the scene on July 5, at
approximately 2:28 a.m., having received a 911 call regarding a
family fight on West Creek Road in Pittsford. Troopers responded
immediately and upon arrival found Parker deceased inside the
residence. Parker's boyfriend, identified as Christopher Sharrow,
was at the residence with their three children.
Sharrow was taken into custody without incident and transported
to the Rutland Barracks. The children, all under eight years old,
Sharrow has denied the second-degree murder charge.
Parker's family has established a foundation to help raise money
for the three children. Donations can be sent to: Kristen's Angels
Foundation, 24 East St. Proctor, Vt., 05765.