Murder Suspect in Court - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Murder Suspect in Court

Posted: Updated:

The man accused of kicking and beating a Minot woman to death was in court today.

Darin Lee Parker was due to have his preliminary hearing and arraignment, but the judge in the case granted a postponement.

Parker is accused of killing his girlfriend Karrie Williams in late February.

In court today, Parker's attorney Eric Baumann asked District Judge Doug Mattson to delay the preliminary hearing because some evidence had not been given to the defense in the discovery process.

Prosecutors argued that the new evidence - an audio recording made during Parker's arrest - was not needed in the hearing designed to show probable cause.

But Judge Mattson agreed to a continuance so the defense can receive the material.

(Doug Mattson, NW District Judge) "I don't want the continuance to be long. Is there any other discovery that's going to be handed over to Mr. Baumann?"

(Nikos Berkowitz, State's Attorney) "Not that I can see your honor and this is just minimal material to be frank with you. I will guarantee that as soon as the transcribed statements are prepared they will be produced but he will have the recordings before then."

Judge Mattson continued the preliminary hearing until April 24th.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Peace Garden in Bloom

    Peace Garden in Bloom

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:42:44 GMT
    For more than 80 years, the International Peace Garden has been a blooming symbol of friendship between the US and Canada. Sitting astride the border separating North Dakota from Manitoba, the garden brings together woodlands, ponds, grassland, and amazing gardens to make its point.
    For more than 80 years, the International Peace Garden has been a blooming symbol of friendship between the US and Canada. Sitting astride the border separating North Dakota from Manitoba, the garden brings together woodlands, ponds, grassland, and amazing gardens to make its point.
  • Saltwater Spills in Region

    Saltwater Spills in Region

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:47:32 GMT
    Two spills have dumped thousands of gallons of brine and oil on land in Mountrail and Bottineau Counties in the past day.
    Two spills have dumped thousands of gallons of brine and oil on land in Mountrail and Bottineau Counties in the past day.
  • Building Updates for Minot Schools

    Building Updates for Minot Schools

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 23:45:46 GMT
    Get ready to start seeing work around the Minot Public School district...
    Get ready to start seeing work around the Minot Public School district...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.