The Huntsville Police Department officer charged in a man’s murder now has a trial date.
William Darby’s trial is set for Feb. 24, 2020, according to a ruling issued Friday by Madison County Circuit Court Judge Donna Pate.
Pate set a start time of 9 a.m.
Darby is charged with the murder of Jeffrey Parker, 49, in April 2018 after the two were in a standoff. Police say Parker was holding a gun and threatened to kill himself.
According to Huntsville Police Chief Mark McMurray, Darby only fired after Parker refused to drop his weapon.