Huntsville police officer William Darby has asked a judge to grant him immunity in the shooting death of Jeffrey Parker last April. The 25 year old officer says he was acting in self defense.
In court records Friday, Darby’s defense attorney wrote: “For an officer to be convicted of murder resulting from an on-duty shooting, the facts of the incident would have to be so bizarre that there is no rational explanation for the officer’s actions.”
The Huntsville Police Department cleared Darby of wrongdoing last year. In August, Darby was indicted on a murder charge.
A hearing was scheduled by Madison County Circuit Judge Donna Pate for February 28th. Prosecutors haven’t responded to darby’s request as of yet.
Darby’s is scheduled to go on trial on April 8th.