The prosecution today continued laying a time-line of events leading up to the disappearance of Theresa Parker in March of 2007. Her 53 year old husband Sam Parker is on trial for murder although no body has been found. On the stand Thursday was Theresa's mother, Clair Carruthers, who testified about her sometimes stormy relationship with Parker.
She then told of an incident in 1994 when Parker had Greg Carruthers, Clair's companion, arrested for driving without a license. She said Parker called her a day later.
CLAIR CARRUTHERS, THERESA'S MOTHER "He said if me or Greg crossed the property line between between me and Theresa he was going to kill us and bury us and they'd never find us."
The Parkers lived next door to her mother at that time.
Former Lafayette police officer, Ben Chaffin has testified that Sam said something similar to that in telling him by phone that he had killed Theresa, and would kill Ben if he told anyone. Ms. Carruthers also testified that she criticized Sam for not reporting his wife missing.
It was Ms. Carruthers who made the first call to 9-1-1 on Friday night, three days after anyone had heard from Theresa. This was day four of a trial that is expected tom last about three weeks.