Sons: Mississippi needs to execute two for 1990 killings

Dean Parker, Scott Parker 08222016 Photo by Rogelio V. Solis, AP Photo_193674

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Two men from north Mississippi say that more than 26 years after their father, stepmother and younger half-siblings were killed, it’s time for the state to execute the men convicted of the crime.

Dean Parker and Scott Parker of Batesville said Monday they’re upset that the Mississippi Supreme Court recently told a circuit judge to review an intellectual-disability claim by Anthony Carr, one of the two men convicted in the 1990 slayings.

Carl and Bobbie Jo Parker, their 12-year-old son Gregory and 9-year-old daughter Charlotte were killed in their home in rural Quitman County.

The sparsely populated county had to raise taxes three consecutive years to pay for the defense of Carr and Robert Simon Jr.

Scott Parker, who’s 51, says the appeals process has dragged on too long.

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