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Autopsy details Perkinston man's brutal death; 1 charged with capital murder

Jody Robert Parks (Photo source: WLOX) Jody Robert Parks (Photo source: WLOX)
Jody Robert Parks (Photo source: WLOX) Jody Robert Parks (Photo source: WLOX)
STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Investigators believe the final suspect involved in the plot to kill a Stone County businessman is behind bars. Jody Robert Parks, 21, of Biloxi is charged with capital murder in the death of popular businessman and deacon Timmy Garrison.

Garrison's wife, Evelyn Garrison, and her childhood friend, Emmett Entrekin, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Stone County and MBI investigators believe Evelyn Garrison and Entrekin hired one of Entrekin's relatives to kill Timmy Garrison on January 24th.

"Mr. Entrekin is a distant cousin of his [Jody Parks]," Stone County Lt. Ray Boggs said. "He met him at a local hospital when visiting his grandmother who was sick."

The autopsy results released Friday said Timmy Garrison was brutally attacked. The Stone County coroner said Garrison died after being hammered in the head with a baseball bat or some other heavy object. Timmy Garrison also had two stab wounds in the neck.

Lt. Boggs said the murder weapon has been recovered, although at this time he will not say what the weapon was.

Investigators still aren't sure why Evelyn Garrison and Entrekin wanted to kill Evelyn's husband or how much they paid to have him dead, but they did say all three suspects have been surprisingly cooperative.

"Basically the stories matched the evidence that we have recovered," Lt. Boggs said. "The interviews we have given, each suspect told their part in it. They was all somewhat remorseful."

After countless hours of hard work, Lt. Boggs said they will be able to relax a little knowing those involved in the murder are all behind bars.

"It gives us a little relief and a little closure now," Lt. Boggs said. "I'm sure tonight I will sleep well, Captain Rogers will sleep well, and the MBI agents will sleep well."

Investigators said Timmy Garrison's wallet and some other personal items were taken when he was murdered which is why Parks is charged with capital murder.

Parks will make an initial appearance in court next week.

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