Freedom for Parvin could begin soon

By NEMS Daily Journal

MERIDIAN – Dr. David Parvin, convicted of killing his wife, may get out of prison soon on bail.
A spokesman for his attorneys said they were not quite sure when he will be released.
Parvin’s 2011 conviction in Monroe County was overturned and his case sent back for trial recently after the Mississippi Supreme Court recognized problems with testimony at his trial.
The 73-year-old retired Mississippi State University economics professor has been serving a life sentence in East Mississippi Correctional Facility at Meridian.
Circuit Judge Paul Funderburk granted him bail last week in response to a request by Parvin’s attorneys.
Parvin contends his wife Joyce’s 2007 death was an accident caused when he tripped inside their home and the rifle he was carrying fired.
One condition of his bail is that he not have any contact with his three daughters.
No new trial date has been set.

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