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David Parvin seeks bond in federal court

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 12/16/2013 4:25 pm
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- A Monroe County man is asking a federal judge to step in and grant him bond as he awaits trial in Monroe County on murder charges.

David Parvin, 73, filed a writ of habeus corpus in U. S. District Court claiming the denial of bail after a new trial was ordered in his case violates his 14th Amendment rights.

Parvin was convicted of murder in the 2007 shooting death of Joyce Parvin, 68, at their Monroe County home.

He contends the shooting was accidental.

Parvin was indicted by a grand jury and later convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2011.

Parvin won the right to a new trial earlier this year, but became involved in an altercation with a deputy when he was being transferred from state custody to authorities in Monroe County.

A circuit court judge denied Parvin bail over the incident and subsequent court hearings to get the bail lowered have failed.

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a request last month.

Parvin says the state has not proven he is a threat to others if he is released  until a new trial is held.

He is currently being held in the Monroe County jail.
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