Hearing Friday for Parvin’s new bond

Court NewsBy Patsy R. Brumfield/Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – A bond hearing is set Friday for Dr. David Parvin, a retired university professor whose 2011 conviction in the death of his wife was overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Circuit Judge Paul Funderburk will preside over the hearing set for 9 a.m. in the Monroe County Courthouse.

Parvin’s attorneys asked for the hearing in an attempt to free their client from the Monroe County Jail, where he’s been held since his release from state prison.

Funderburk at first agreed to bail, then revoked it after Parvin got into a scuffle with a deputy when Parvin thought he should be freed immediately.

Parvin, 74, insists his wife’s 2007 shooting death was an accident. He was serving a life term when the state supreme court threw out his conviction and ordered a new trial.

Prosecutors oppose bail for the former economics professor.

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