DA: Wife Jumped From Window To Death To Escape Husband

UXBRIDGE (CBS) — A former arm wrestling champion charged in the death of his wife was ordered held without bail Monday.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Forty-year-old Allen Stilkey was arraigned in Uxbridge District Court on charges of manslaughter.

Stilkey was arrested Friday after his wife, 44-year-old Lisa Stilkey, was found severely injured outside their Douglas home.

Worcester District Attorney Joe Early said Monday that Lisa Stilkey jumped out of a second-floor window and tried to land on a pillow, fearing her husband, after an argument late Thursday night.

“When Mrs. Stilkey was on the phone with her son, approximately 15 minutes prior to the 911 call to the Douglas police, he heard Mr. Stilkey say ‘When you get off the phone, I’m going to kill you,’” Early told reporters.

“She said that, ‘If I’m dead, he did it.”

“There was a struggle, a very big struggle that was going on throughout the house.  There was broken furniture, there was broken glass.  There was wine on the countertop, there was wine in the kitchen, there was wine on the wall.  She was upstairs, a pillow had gone out the window.  She went out the window and attempted to land on that pillow,” Early said.

“I’m not going to connect all the dots, but it can easily lead someone to conclude at that point when she jumped out the window, was there a less restrictive means of getting out (of) the house or did she feel compelled to go out the window?”

She was taken to a hospital where she died.

Allen Stilkey’s attorney said his client did not force his wife to jump.

There were no prior problems reported between the two of them.

Early said Stilkey took out a $250,000 life insurance policy two weeks before his wife’s death.

WBZ-TV’s Ken MacLeod reports

  • jaygee

    Since the wife is now dead, who can say for sure if she “jumped” or was thrown out of the window? This guy takes out a quarter million dollar policy two weeks ago and then she falls out of a window. Obviously, his brain matter has filtered down to his massive arms. You know, the arms he arm wrestles with! Me thinks that he will have plenty of opponents at Walpole once the trial ends.

    • Willow

      jaygee, I agree. If it looks like a duck and quacks like one, then the answer is obvious. Whether she jumped or was pushed, the evidence is in the phone call and the mess the house was in when police arrived. Another sad example of the worst kind of domestic abuse gone deadly.

  • Cis

    agree, she could have been out cold or nearly then thrown out window to make it look like she jumped. either way – hubby is the root cause. i’m sure the wuss will claim he was defending himself, blame steriods or his dad for being a poor example instead ponying up.

    oh how i wish the media would issue an article about a decent, moral, stand up guy for every article posted about some poor excuse for the gender. boys and young men need to know there are good guys out there, and that they can be one of them.

  • adard

    She jumped, but a suicide rarely brings her favorite pillow with her, or takes a new insurance policy just a few weeks ahead of time.
    This guy sounds like a treasure.

  • hackwannabe

    Roid Rage
    He throws her out the window, then tosses the pillow out and tells her to have a safe landing…….

    Nice guy.

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  • SophieCat

    Sounds to me like she committed suicide which would negate that life insurance policy altogether. No money for YOU, arm-rasslin’ CHAMP! Make that, “arm-rasslin’ CHUMP”!

  • Pat Wood

    After he said he will kill her after she get off the phone,, why didn’t she run out the front door and yell for help… Leave him…

    • Sue M

      My guess would be that after threateneing to kill her he would not allow her out the door…..

  • Annie

    why not call the police? She had the phone right in her hands. .

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