Police Charge Husband Of Douglas Woman Who Died After Fall
DOUGLAS (CBS) – A 40-year-old Douglas man is under arrest, charged with manslaughter in the death of his wife Lisa, who fell out a window at the couple’s Gilboa Street home just after midnight Friday.
Investigators have not released details of how the 44-year-old woman fell to her death from a second floor bedroom window, but Allen Stilkey is also charged with assault and battery and threatening to commit a crime. Neighbors say they woke to the sound of police at the home, and were stunned to learn of the horrific fall.
Lisa Bombara who lives across the street and went to school with the victim, says she didn’t know of any trouble in the home. “Everybody who knew her loved her. She was very energetic, outgoing, I can’t possibly see how this could have happened,” she said.
WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports
According to Bombara, the couple was married a year and a half ago. “I don’t know the circumstances, but if he contributed to her going out that window in any way, I don’t understand,” she said.
Police responded after receiving a 911 call at 12:03 a.m. They found Lisa Stilkey severely injured, and she later died at UMass Medical Center in Worcester where she was transported.
Stilkey was arrested Friday night at the Douglas Police station, but a neighbor says he was handcuffed and put in the back of a cruiser at the scene.
He’s being held on $500,000 bail and will be arraigned on Monday.