Golden Valley Enterprise

Parker gets 13-year sentence

Parker was found guilty on May 29 for manslaughter over the unlawful assault of Lapan Nason on June 6, 2015, that led to his death two days later.

He was convicted on the lesser homicide charge of manslaughter, after he stood trial over the charge of wilful murder.

Trial judge and Deputy Chief Justice Sir Gibbs Salika, in sentencing Parker, said the violence applied on the late Nason and the confrontational behaviour by Parker was totally unnecessary.

Justin Parker allowed K10,000 bail

A three-man Supreme Court bench granted bail to Parker at K10,000 just before lunch-time today. The decision comes after two bail applications in the National Court were refused on June 6 and Sept 10, 2015.

Parker has spent 18 months remanded at Bomana since he surrendered to police in June 2015.

The court was satisfied he has spent reasonable time in custody since he was committed to stand trial in December 2015.

At the time bail was granted, Parker spent 12 months in remand after he was committed to stand trial.