Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Aiken Woman Charged with Failing to Report Murder
An Aiken woman was charged with a felony Tuesday for failing to tell authorities that she knew 18-year-old Huran Dix had been shot to death and buried in the woods a week and a half ago.
Ashley Serrano, 24, was charged with "misprison of a felony" for neglecting to report a crime.
Serrano is the girlfriend of Mario Parker, who is the brother of murder suspect Christopher Parker. Authorities say Christopher Parker mistakenly thought Dix had stolen an income tax return check from his girlfriend, leading to the shooting.
Mario Parker was charged last week with helping Christopher Parker dispose of Dix’s body in the woods. Christopher Parker's girlfriend, Pebbles Moyle, was also charged in the case, accused of helping her boyfriend avoid arrest.
In the case of Ashley Serrano, authorities say she knew about the killing and never said anything until she became a suspect.
"She was not forthcoming until she was approached with the investigation," sheriff's Capt. Troy Elwell said. "And then at that point, information trickled to investigators when it should have been a steady flow."
Capt. Elwell said that anytime a citizen has knowledge of a crime that occurred, there is an obligation for them to report it to the proper authorities.
Serrano is a repeat offender with a history of violent assaults, according to jail records.