By Patsy R. Brumfield
JACKSON – Murder defendant Dr. David Parvin will not get bailed out of jail, a Mississippi Supreme Court three-judge panel decided this week.
The no-bail order was signed Wednesday by Justice Michael Randolph.
Parvin faces a new trial on Monroe County charges that he killed his wife, Joyce. He claims it was a shooting accident at their home.
Earlier this year, the supreme court ordered his conviction vacated and a new trial after it determined sufficient errors occurred during his 2011 trial.
However, the 76-year-old Parvin was held in custody after he got into a scuffle with deputies at the Monroe County Jail soon after his release from state prison on a life sentence.
No new trial date is set. A November trial date was continued because the state asked to evaluate new defense evidence.
Parvin is a retired university economics professor.
He is represented by Jim Waide and Rachel Pierce Waide of Tupelo and James L. Robertson of Jackson.