Murder Suspect Pleads "Not Guilty" - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Murder Suspect Pleads "Not Guilty"

Posted: Updated:

A Minot man says he is "not guilty" of murder in the death of his girlfriend.

47-year-old Darin Parker entered the plea today in Northwest District Court.

In today's preliminary hearing, Minot Police Detective Jay Laudenschlager said Parker had initially told him that injuries to 44-year-old Karrie Williams were from a fall.

But the detective said when he saw the woman, he knew that couldn't be true.

(Jay Laudenschlager, Minot Police Detective) "I couldn't believe the extent of her injuries, I could definitely tell this was not from a fall. Both her eyes were black and blue and swollen shut, her left ear - it was so swollen you couldn't tell it was even an ear, she had bruising basically from head to toe - her whole body, extremities, there was bruises everywhere."

Laudenschlager testified that after Parker learned Williams had died at the hospital, he admitted to hitting and kicking the woman.

(Jay Laudenschlager, Minot Police Detective) "When she was down once he said that he kicked her in the head and he demonstrated that. And then he also demonstrated how he kicked her off the bed."

Laudenschlager said the autopsy ruled Williams had died from multiple blunt force trauma.

The testimony was part of today's preliminary hearing for Parker, who then entered his "not guilty" plea to the Class Double-A Felony Murder charge.

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Business Beat 7-31-14

    Business Beat 7-31-14

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:45:46 GMT
    Menards looks to be finalizing plans to bring a sight like this to Williston soon. 
    Menards looks to be finalizing plans to bring a sight like this to Williston soon. 
  • 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.
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.