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Trial date set for Huntsville police officer charged with murder

William Darby

Huntsville Police Officer William Darby is set to go to trial in February of next year.

Posted: Nov 24, 2020 2:15 PM
Updated: Nov 24, 2020 2:33 PM

A trial date has been set for a Huntsville police officer charged with murder.

The case is set for trial on Feb. 22, 2021, at 9 a.m. in the Madison County Courthouse.

Huntsville Police Officer William 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 Police Chief Mark McMurray, Darby only fired after Parker refused to drop his weapon.

A pre-trial conference is set for Jan. 22, 2021.

Read our previous stories on the case here, here and here.

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