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Crawfordsville man sentenced for murder of his wife

A Crawfordsville man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his wife.


Michael Parks, 46, was sentenced for the murder of his wife, Hope, in August of 2020. He will not be eligible for parole.


Parks reported his wife missing to Crawfordsville Police.  He said he hadn’t seen her for two days after they had an argument.


Hope Parks’ headless body was found on a bridge.  Parks head was found buried in the basement after blood was found in the couples’ home.  An autopsy found she died of a gunshot wound to the head.