Husband to appear in court for murder

September 14, 2008 4:33:41 PM PDT
A grieving Vance County family awaits autopsy results that will identify a body found in a burned house.Charred ruins are all that is left of a house on Allison Cooper Drive. It is where Geneva Brown Parham lived with her sons Robert, Kyle and David.

Her family fears it's where she died. Investigators are still waiting for autopsy results to get a positive confirmation -- on the victim's identity.

"She was a wonderful sister. Parham's brother Jeremy Brown said. "I love her very much. I'm going to miss her!"

Karen brown says for years, she heard about problems with her daughter Geneva's husband.

"He was extremely possessive; he kept her in that house, even when she had the little baby," mother Karen Brown said.

He is now 4-years-old.

The house burned to the ground Thursday. Then officers arrested Geneva's husband, Robert Parham. They charged him with arson and murder, after they discovered a body at the home.

"The body was found in the first bedroom up on the right, which was her youngest son's bedroom," Brown said.

One of her sons goes to school not far from the home. He says on the day his home burned, he told his grandmother there was an awful smell in the air. He learned later, it was his home.

The children are now staying with their grandmother.

"They have nothing. Everything was lost," Brown said. "All their toys, clothes, they don't have anything."


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