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Exclusive: Capital murder suspect's grandmother talks about her grandson

Jody Parks, the man accused of killing a Stone County businessman, made his initial appearance in court on Monday. (Photo source: WLOX) Jody Parks, the man accused of killing a Stone County businessman, made his initial appearance in court on Monday. (Photo source: WLOX)
STONE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

"Very loving person, not violent," that is how the grandmother of the 21-year-old charged in the beating death of a Stone County businessman described her grandson.

Jody Parks is charged with capital murder. Investigators believe Parks was paid to beat Timmy Garrison to death on January 24. The victim's wife, Evelyn Garrison, and her friend, Emmett Entrekin, are accused of conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly hiring Parks to kill Evelyn's husband.

WLOX News Reporter Michelle Lady spoke exclusively with Parks' grandmother, Alice Brossett, after her grandson's initial court appearance Monday. Brossett has been in the hospital undergoing cancer treatments. She said Parks called her after being arrested and got chocked up recalling what he told her," I love you grandma, take care of yourself, do your treatments, don't worry about me."

"It's a sad, sad thing," Brossett said, "going through cancer and this, I can't believe my grandson."

A few weeks ago Brossett said her first cousin, Emmett Entrekin, came to the hospital to visit her.

"All he talked about was offing this guy," Brossett said. " I didn't think he was serious."

She said Entrekin told several people in the hospital room, "I could shoot him between the eye without blinking an eye."

As for her grandson, Brossett said, "I don't think he's capable of that. I don't think my grandson has done no stabbing to him."

The coroner's report released last week said Timmy Garrison was brutally attacked, beaten over the head with a baseball bat or some other heavy object, and then stabbed in the neck.

Brossett said she does not know what part Parks played in the murder, but she is certain of one thing.

"I know Mr. Entrekin should be punished for a lot more than what he is punished for."

"It has gotten me so upset," Brossett said. "I hate to see a young man's life thrown away when there is someone else just as guilty, maybe even more guilty, than he is."

Parks is being held without bond at the Stone County Correctional Facility.

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