Huntsville officer's pre-murder trial conference moved indefinitely

The pretrial conference date has been moved multiple times.

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 5:40 AM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 10:07 AM

Tuesday's pretrial conference for a Huntsville police officer charged with murder has been moved indefinitely.

Officer William Darby is charged with the 2018 murder of Jeffery Parker. Authorities say Parker had a gun and was threatening to kill himself.

William Darby

According to court documents, this pretrial conference was moved several times just in the last few weeks due to scheduling conflicts. No new date has been set at this time. 

Darby's attorneys say he only fired after Parker refused to drop his weapon. Darby asked for immunity, citing self defense, but was denied.

As of now, the trial is still set for Feb. 24.

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