Daughter of murder suspect says her mom is also a victim

Published: Jun. 3, 2016 at 3:28 PM CDT
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The daughter of a fatal stabbing suspect is speaking only to WOWT 6 News, saying Friday that her mother is also a victim.

Fifty-eight-year-old Darlene Endsley was arrested Monday night for murder after police say she stabbed her roommate, 60-year-old Angela Parks, to death during an argument at a boarding house near North 30th and Pinkney streets.

Endsley had filed a protection order against Parks a few months earlier.

Neighbors tell us Parks had a history of beating her roommate. Endsley's daughter is saying the same thing. "In all fairness, when my mother would call me crying because of Angie's torments, I thought it would end with my mother's life not the other way around," says Tiffany Free. "I only knew my mother's side, but she always had scars and black eyes that made me believe her. But I found their problems to be minuscule, mundane. I have a business to run, children to raise and although I love my mother, she did not raise me. I cannot allow her lifestyle choices to negatively affect my life."

Even though her mother is in jail, Free says she can rest easy now, knowing that her mother is safe.