“No Decision” reach as Gabe Parker’s attorney attempt to suppress statements made by Parker the day of the shooting
MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Accused Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker is back in court.
Parker’s attorneys are asking the courts to keep any and all statements he made on that day out of the trial.
After a day of questioning, a conclusion of “No Decision” was reached.
A status hearing for the case will be on Nov. 15 at 1 p.m.
Parker’s legal team said police interrogated him without a lawyer present immediately after he was taken into custody. Parker was 15 at the time of the interrogation.
They also argue that his statements were not voluntary and violated his federal and state rights.
His attorneys claim a detective read Parker his rights, but didn’t ask Parker if he wanted to waive his rights. The filing claimed authorities questioned Parker for nearly an hour before having him formally sign away his Miranda rights.
They also claim authorities never reached out to Parker’s mother, as required by state law, and continued to question him as she actively tried to stop the interrogation.
According to the court filing, authorities barred two attorneys from seeing Parker during the interrogation.
It stated the interrogation lasted for nearly two hours and came to an end when Parked asked for an attorney.
Parker is charged in connection to the January 23, 2018 shooting that killed two of his classmates and injured dozens of others. He was certified as an adult and is now facing the highest level of punishment a juvenile can face under Kentucky law.
His trial date was set for June 1, 2020. A request for it to be moved to Christian County was approved on May 17.
On March 23, the Marshall County Circuit Court released an order denying a motion to send the case of the Marshall County shooting suspect back to juvenile court.
The trial is expected to last about 20 days.
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