An Ohio mother has been accused along with her husband of killing her son then trying to conceal his decaying corpse within their home for months, authorities said this week.
Dominic Allen, 19, seemingly vanished back in September. His remains were found three months later in the Cincinnati apartment where his mom Kenya Stallworth, 39, and her husband, Robert Robb, 35, have been living, Cincinnati’s WCPO reports.
Cincinnati police had filed gross abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence charges against the couple in late March, the Dayton Daily News reports. The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office upgraded those charges to include murder and felonious assault following a grand jury indictment on Tuesday.
Both Stallworth and Robb are being held on $100,000 bonds; It’s unclear if either has a lawyer to speak on their behalf.
Police said they believe that the couple killed the teen in a bedroom of the home before they began “placing clothing on the deceased, sealing the bedroom and attempting to dissipate any odors while allowing the body to decompose,” according to a complaint obtained by the Dayton Daily News.
Dominic’s father, Marcus Allen, told local station WXIX that police had told him that there were signs that his son had been tortured and that the "entire area was infested with bedbugs."
“The first thing that came to my mind was, ‘What was going through your head when you all did whatever you all did? What happened for all of this to take place like this to the point where you all not only hide him under a pile of dirty clothes, you all sealed him in his bedroom?’” Allen said to WXIX in January.
Allen told WCPO that Stallworth waited 10 days to file a missing person report.
“You all will get what you all got coming to you,” the grieving father now tells WXIX. “You all didn’t just take away my child. You took away the gift that God gave me. You took away my daughter’s best friend. You took away the nephew of all of my sisters and brothers. You all took him away from all of the people who loved him... and for what?”
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