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Rhode Island man charged with murdering wife, father also charged



A Rhode Island man is facing a murder charge after the death of his wife. His father is also being charged.

According to Chief Mark Vieira, on January 17, 2022, at 5:25 a.m., members of the Johnston Police Department responded to George Waterman Road in reference to a deceased female. Upon arrival, the decedent was identified as 35-year-old Sara Ann Unkuri. The scene was secured, and a suspicious death investigation was initiated in conjunction with members of the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office.

Two persons of interest were identified and later interviewed by members of the Johnston Police Department’s Investigative Division. The persons of interest were Unkuri’s husband, identified as 37-year-old William M. Bailey, of Cranston, and Bailey’s father, identified as 58-year-old William Link of George Waterman Road, Johnston, RI, the same address Unkuri was found deceased. After an extensive investigation, the case was forwarded for formal review by the Office of the Attorney General.

On Friday, June 30th, 2023, the Providence County Grand Jury returned an indictment charging William Bailey with one count of murder. The Providence County Grand Jury also returned an indictment charging William Link with one count of misprision of a felony.

Misprision of felony is when a person knows that someone has been involved in a felony but fails to report it to law enforcement.

Those who knew Unkuri described her as a beautiful person with a kind heart who is still missed greatly by many friends and family.

Both men are scheduled for arraignment at Providence County Superior Court on Friday, July 7th.

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  1. Fed Up

    July 6, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Very tragic. Rest in peace you deserved so much more.

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