Post by aleamon98 on Sept 14, 2009 17:22:41 GMT -5
Public defender David Dunn has asked for a new trial for Sam Parker, the ex-cop re-cently convicted of murdering his wife.
Parker was convicted Sept. 3 in Walker County Superior Court.
Dunn said he made the request for a new trial on Tuesday, Sept. 8, with the Superior Court clerk’s office in LaFayette.
Dunn said this is the first step in the appeal process, which could take up to a year.
“It is impossible to predict at this point (of a time for a new trial),” Dunn said.
“I am optimistic on our chances of an appeal,” he said.
“I don’t quit fighting until the fight is over and this is a long way from being over,” Dunn said.
Parker was charged in February 2008 with the murder of his wife, Theresa. He has been in jail since then. Theresa was a dispatcher with Walker County 911. Her last known contact with anyone was about 9:30 p.m. on March 21, 2007. Her body has not been found.
Sam was a sergeant with the LaFayette Police Department when she disappeared