Counsel representing the alleged Marshall County High School shooter, Gabe Parker, filed a motion with the Marshall Circuit Court this week to suppress any statements he made to police on the day of the shooting.
The motion states that within minutes of allegedly firing a handgun at several classmates in the high school's commons area, an action which resulted in the death of two 15-year-olds and several more wounded, Parker, who was also 15 at the time, was in police custody. According to the document, Parker was subsequently interrogated by five officers from three different law enforcement agencies (Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation), during which he made incriminating statements that resulted in being charged with a number of serious crimes.
Parker's attorney asserts that based on the totality of the circumstances pertaining to the interrogation, his statements were not voluntary and were obtained in violation of his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, his Miranda rights and also in violation of his Sixth Amendment right to counsel.
Parker is due in Marshall Circuit Court Aug. 19 at 9 a.m.