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Florida Woman Says Husband Tried To Show Her Video Of Her Parents After Allegedly Killing Them

Guillermo Silva is charged with murdering the parents of his wife, Gabriela Lagos. — who claims he also attempted to show her videos of their bodies after the murders.

By Jill Sederstrom
A police handout of Guillermo Silva

A Florida woman says that her husband tried to show her videos of her slain parents’ bodies after he allegedly beat them to death.

Guillermo Silva, 57, faces two counts of murder for the deaths of the elderly couple, who were found July 2 at the family’s home near West Palm Beach.

Silva’s wife, Gabriela Lagos, identified the victims to WPEC as her 80-year-old father and 79-year-old mother, who had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

“I’m in a really bad dream. A nightmare. I can’t wake up,” she said of the shocking deaths.

Lagos, who declined to identify her parents by name, told WPTV that she had been in Chile at the time of the deaths and Silva — to whom she'd only been married for about a year — offered to stay behind to look after her elderly parents.

She learned something tragic had occurred when he allegedly told her he wanted to send videos of the dead bodies to her phone.

"He had my mom's phone and he said, 'Put the camera on, I got something for you,'" she said.

Lagos told WPEC Silva told her he had recorded the videos so that she could see her parents dead — but that she never looked at the footage.

She has no idea Silva would have wanted to kill her parents.

“I can’t believe it,” she said. “He’s a monster, that he can do that to two older people.”

A spokesperson for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment to Oxygen.com about whether or not investigators had recovered any video footage after Silva was taken into custody.

According to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Oxygen.com, deputies were called to the family’s home on July 2 around 8:40 p.m. after receiving a call of an armed domestic dispute.

They arrived to find a third victim — who Lagos identified as her oldest son — holding Silva down.

He told deputies he had gone to the home that night to bring his grandparents some money for their bills.

When he arrived, the son told investigators, Silva exited the home and directed him inside but, once he did, Silva jumped him from behind and pressed a knife to his neck, telling him “I’m going to f---ing kill you,” according to the court records.

The younger man said he was able to disarm his stepfather and knock him to the ground.

The man told deputies that Silva then began telling him things like, “please forgive me,” “They’re not there,” and “I killed them.”

Deputies found a man — identified by authorities only as “victim #1” — in the living room laying on his back with “severe blunt force trauma” to the face.

A woman, identified by authorities as “victim #2,” was found naked on her knees on a bed. She suffered severe blunt force trauma to her torso, arms and face and had a laceration on her back.

Silva allegedly told investigators that he had been drinking alcohol on the day of the murders and remembered arguing with his in-laws, but didn’t remember anything else, according to the affidavit.

At some point, he said he went to sleep and woke up when he heard his stepson arriving at the house.

Silva claimed the younger man attacked him, court records state, and said he had been holding a knife at the time because he was afraid for his safety.

An 11-year-old boy — who Lagos identified as her adopted, non-verbal autistic grandson — was at the home at the time of the killings but was uninjured.

The mother of four is now struggling to make sense of her parents’ deaths.

“They gave him everything. I don’t know why he did that” she said. "There’s no explanation."

Silva is currently being held without bond and has been ordered to have no contact with the victims in the case, according to court records.