A Columbus man was arrested for supposedly choking his girlfriend to death in Pensacola, Fla., last Thursday.
Kristopher Shawn Silas, 36, of Garden Street, was arrested after an arguement with his girlfriend, Tammy Lynn Bigham, 40, also of Columbus at their Florida apartment. The situation escalated into a physical fight and Silas called 911 around 5 p.m. And reported that he had choked Bigham, according to local police.
Bigham died on-scene. Silas is being held at the Escambia County Jail without bond on charges of second degree murder.
Silas had three children by other women. He is the son of Donna and Gary Silas of Columbus.
On Facebook, Columbus locals are talking about the case. A local woman said “This is scary! Kris is from here, his parents and children live here and are truly wonderful people. Its hard to believe b/c I dated and lived with this man back in 2008 and never showed signs of this kind of behavior with me! So hard to fathum, let alone swallow such news!”
Another commented “This Is So Sad !!!! If He Knew to Call The Atthories After Killing Tammy, Then He Knew What He Was Doing Wrong !!!! There’s no excuse for what he did !!! Now the families are having to deal with his behavior !!!! ”
The mother of one of his children, Brandy Sanders said “No he shows no remorse and don’t think about the 3 children he left behind to deal with this! He will meet his maker all i can pray is my baby and his other two children can find comfort! I agree he called 911, he knew exactly what was happening!”