BETHANY, Okla. (KFOR) – A month after a Bethany man was found dead in a drain, his family is speaking out against the man facing charges in relation to his death. he.
Jason Parker, 37 years old The body was found in a drain at NW 29th Terrance and N. Peniel Ave. on the evening of November 10.
Next morning, Jordan Evans was sent to prison in connection with this case. He has been charged with first degree murder.
“We need justice for him,” Parker’s sister, Melodee Shepherd, said. “I really believe in the death penalty, but if we could see maybe life in prison, I would agree with that.”
The family is currently grieving as their loved one died a month before his 38th birthday. Shepherd said that their grandmother, who raised them both, was the hardest.
“She received the death notice at 1:30 a.m.,” she said. “It just broke her heart into pieces.”
Shepherd said that the man charged in the crime lived only a block away from her.
Parker’s cousin, Mandy Carerra, now has to drive past the site where he was found every day.
“We played in that ditch when we were kids,” she said. “Every day, whether I want to remember it or not, it’s there. I see it. I see the cross. I know that is where my cousin lost his life.”
According to court documents, Evans allegedly shot Parker in the chest. But he was also the one who called 911 to tell authorities about Parker’s unrecoverable body. Parker ran away and collapsed in a ditch after the shooting.
The documents say Evans told his girlfriend he shot Parker and told his mother he had an argument with Parker. But the Parker family didn’t believe his story.
Shepherd said: “He followed my brother. “He shot him and he watched my brother fall into the ditch and die.”
And now as they await trial, the family must band together to take care of the two daughters he has left behind.
“We will spend a lot of time with his girls; graduate, walk down the aisle, drive,” Shepherd said. “I don’t know what the future holds, we’ll try to do it together as a family.”
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