The true-crime network, Investigation Discovery, will be retelling the local double homicide case of Charlie and Diane Parker on its series “Unusual Suspects: Deadly Intent” at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27.
The Parkers were found shot to death in their Conway home in 2005, but investigators were initially stumped by the little evidence left behind at the crime scene and by the fact that the couple had even fewer enemies, according to a release from Investigation Discovery.
The gruesome crime gained national attention.
Richard Gagnon, who was dating the couple’s daughter, was ultimately charged with their murder after police found Charles Parker Sr.’s blood on his shoes.
Gagnon said he got the blood on his shoes after he went inside the Parkers’ home when police and crime scene detectives had left.
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Then-15th Circuit Solicitor Ralph Wilson Sr. remembers the early 1990s as he worked with Bonnie Todd to find justice for her 17-year-old daughter who was slain in 1991.
But it certainly was not the last memory of the 79-year-old woman who died Wednesday. Their friendship had just begun.
“Ms. Todd and I maintained our relationship well after that trial,” Wilson said. “She would often come by and bring me collared greens and pecans, things like that, that she would grow in her garden or in her yard. Almost two, three, four times a year she would do that for me.”
Wilson said he was saddened to hear of Todd’s death, and said Bonnie Todd “loved Crystal more than she loved life itself.
“After Crystal’s death, it really took a lot out of her.
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