clear
Monday August 3rd, 2015 11:14AM

Motive arises in shooting death of Atl. police officer

By The Associated Press
EAST POINT (AP)- A woman accused in the death of an East Point police officer was likely angry the victim had ended their relationship, prosecutors said Wednesday.

WSB-TV reported Danielle Parker appeared in court for a probable cause hearing and was charged with malice murder in the death of her ex-girlfriend and former housemate Crystal Parker.

Parker was found dead inside her house in early July. The officer's house was burglarized weeks before her shooting death, but the judge didn't find probable cause to charge Danielle Parker with burglary or theft.

Police have said text messages to Crystal Parker's co-workers and messages to her new girlfriend pinpointed Danielle Parker as a suspect.

Information collected from local cellphone towers indicated that Crystal and Danielle Parker were together July 4, which is when investigators believe she was killed.

During interviews with police, Danielle Parker said traveled by bus to the H.E. Holmes MARTA station and went to Wal-Mart with a friend. Crystal Parker's cell phone records indicate that she was with the suspect while she was at Wal-Mart, police said.

Crystal Parker was scheduled to work that afternoon and police say a supervisor sent her a text message asking where she was when she didn't show up.

A message sent from Crystal Parker's phone said she was at a hospital with her father, police said. The next day, authorities said Crystal Parker's new girlfriend began receiving vulgar messages on Facebook from Crystal Parker's account.

Police spoke with Crystal Parker's father and he said he hadn't been hospitalized. Police also say two $600 bank transfers were made between Crystal Parker's account and one she shared with Danielle Parker.

Public defender Stanley Constant asked if prosecutors considered whether the officer was targeted by someone she arrested.

Danielle Parker's bond hearing is scheduled for Aug. 7.



Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Driver killed when car plunges from bridge in east Georgia
Authorities say a motorist has been killed after his car plunged off a bridge in Columbia County outside Augusta.
By Associated Press
10:26AM ( 48 minutes ago )
Boy, 3, found in lake after boat-watching trip with dad
The body of an autistic 3-year-old boy was pulled from a lake in central Georgia on Sunday after a frantic search for the missing child, authorities said.
By Associated Press
10:24AM ( 50 minutes ago )
Authorities identify body found in Lanier
Hall County authorities have released the name of the Buford woman whose body was discovered Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier.
10:01AM ( 1 hour ago )
AAA: Gas prices fall at fastest rate since January
AAA says gas prices are falling at the fastest rate since January due to cheaper crude oil costs and the resolution of some refinery issues in the western United States.
By AccessWDUN staff
5:31AM ( 5 hours ago )
Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag
Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good
By Associated Press
6:30PM ( 16 hours ago )