What Happened With Scott Falater? Sleepwalking Husband Charged With Murder
Scott murdered his wife Yarmila while sleepwalking, facing guilty charges for murder, even when experts supported his claim of disorder.
According to AZFamily.com, police were called to the Falater's Phoenix home on January 16, 1997, after a neighbor heard screaming. Yarmila's body was discovered floating in a pool, with 44 stab wounds on her body.
A neighbor said he saw Falater drag his wife to the pool and submerge her head. Scott admitted to killing his wife, stabbing her, drowning her, and hiding the knife in his Volvo, but he claimed he did it all while sleepwalking.
His family testified that he had a history of sleepwalking, but the jury did not believe them. Prosecutors claimed he could recognize his dog and calm him during the time he claimed to be sleeping.