Demarcus Donnell Parker
A person from Arkansas, US has been sentenced to 2 life phrases — plus 835 years in jail.
In accordance with NY Submit, 27-year-old Demarcus Donnell Parker was convicted for killing an off-duty police officer.
He was convicted Tuesday by a Crittenden County jury of first-degree homicide and associated prices within the April 2018 taking pictures loss of life of Oliver Johnson, 25, in West Memphis, WREG reviews.
Johnson, who lived in West Memphis, was a police officer in Forrest Metropolis, about 40 miles west of his house. Prosecutors mentioned Parker fired a gun at rival gang members when a stray bullet killed Johnson, a father of two whom police imagine wasn’t Parker’s supposed goal, the station reviews.
Along with homicide, Parker was additionally convicted of first-degree illegal discharge of a firearm from a car, six counts of tried first-degree homicide and 15 counts of second-degree illegal discharge of a firearm from a car.
A choose additionally sentenced Parker to a 15-year enhancement of committing a felony with a firearm on every of 23 counts, in addition to a separate 10-year enhancement for committing felonies within the presence of the kid.
Johnson was with one in every of his daughters and different kids inside his condominium when he was fatally shot. Neighbors informed police they heard about 40 gunshots in all, WREG reviews.
Parker’s two life sentences plus an extra 835 years will run consecutively, KTHV reviews.
“The jury listened to either side, and in the end returned most sentences on all counts and really helpful they be run consecutively,” Prosecuting Lawyer Scott Ellington mentioned in a press release. “Sadly, none of it will deliver Officer Johnson again to his household, however perhaps they’ll discover some consolation that justice was served this week.”
Attorneys for Parker didn’t reply to a request for remark late Wednesday, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reviews.
A co-defendant within the case, George Jealvontia Henderson, has pleaded not responsible. His trial is pending, the newspaper reviews.