Parvin still waiting for decision on bond

By Patsy Brumfield
Daily Journal

ABERDEEN – A man facing a second trial in his wife’s shooting death asks again for bail.

Attorneys for Dr. David Parvin, a retired professor, wait on the District Attorney’s Office to respond to a second bond request while their client is held in the Monroe County Jail.

Parvin was freed from state prison in late June after the Mississippi Supreme Court threw out his murder conviction and ordered a new trial.

When he arrived in Monroe County, Parvin apparently got into a scuffle with jail personnel, insisting he was a free man and should not be held.

That behavior brought a psychological evaluation, which showed Parvin was merely upset and not a danger to himself or the community.

Last week, Parvin’s attorneys, Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Tupelo, waited on action from the District Attorney’s Office after asking the court again to release him on bail.

A District Attorney’s Office spokesman said Wednesday their action is “still pending.”

Parvin, 74, insists his wife’s 2007 shooting death was an accident. He was serving a life term when the state supreme court overthrew his conviction.

Prior to his 2011 trial, he was free on $75,000 bond. He had a new bond until the jail incident, when a judge revoked it.

patsy.brumfield@journalinc.com