Florala murder trial set for this month

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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Murder suspect Phillip George Carter is expected to stand trial this month.

According to the Star-News archives, Phillip George Parker, of Florala, allegedly shot and killed Tekevious Darnell Best with two rounds of suspected .380 caliber bullets, in an apparent argument over visitation issues with the victim’s children on Sun., March 4, 2018, at the Huddle House in Florala.

The children were not present at the time of the incident.

Eyewitnesses were able to identify Parker, who fled the scene following the incident. The Florala Police Department issued a Be on the Lookout alert for area residents, and Parker was taken into custody by Walton Florida Deputies.

In September 2018, the grand jury of Covington County charged Parker with intent to cause the death of another person and did cause the death of another person, in violation of title 13A-6-2 of the Code of Alabama.

Parker was held on a $750,000 bond.