Murder Charges Filed Against Kennett Man Accused of Ex-Wife's Death

PARAGOULD, AR - A Missouri Bootheel man has been charged with capital murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of his ex-wife and the abduction of their young son.

Kristopher Dean Parker, 33, was charged Friday in Greene County Circuit Court.

Two-year-old Carson Parker was reported missing after the body of his mother, Tiffany Parker, was found at her home in Paragould last month.  The boy, who was the subject of a Morgan Nick Amber Alert, was found safe a day later.

Police were first called after Tiffany Parker's mother, Jerris Raines, couldn't get in touch with her daughter.  Authorities found the woman dead at her home, apparently of blunt force trauma, police said.

Parker is being held at the Greene County jail on no bail.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)