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Officer William Darby wants immunity from murder prosecution

Darby's attorney filed the motion Friday

Posted: Jan 19, 2019 5:36 PM
Updated: Jan 21, 2019 8:06 PM

Huntsville police officer William Darby wants immunity from his murder prosecution. In a motion filed Friday, Darby's lawyer asked for the immunity.

In the motion, the attorney argued, “For an officer to be convicted of murder resulting from an on-duty shooting, the facts of the incident would have to be so bizarre that there is no rational explanation for the officer’s actions.”

Darby is accused of killing Jeffrey Parker during a 2018 standoff in Huntsville. Parker was wielding a gun and threatening to kill himself.

“This is a pending criminal case and any comment would not be fair to either Officer Darby or the DA’s Office,” said Huntsville Police Public Information Officer Lieutenant Michael Johnson.

WAAY31 reached out to the Madison County District Attorney's office, but they could not provide a comment. 

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