Murder trial date set

Marshalltown man charged in brother’s death

T-R FILE PHOTO Pictured is 7 1/2 S. 9th St., Marshalltown, where Isaiah Jacob Parker, 21, was found stabbed in the early morning hours of April 26. He was transported to UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown where he later died as a result. His brother, Jordan Parker was on scene and after an investigation by the MPD, taken into custody. He was later charged with second degree murder.

A Marshalltown man charged in the stabbing death of his brother will stand trial Sept. 26, according to online court records.

Jordan Scott Parker, 22, was charged in April by Marshall County prosecutors with second-degree murder, a Class B felony.

He is accused of killing his brother, Isaiah Jacob Parker, 21. It is alleged a scuffle between the two led to the stabbing.

Jordan Parker previously submitted a written plea of not guilty to Iowa District Court for Marshall County.

His plea was submitted by public defenders Michael Jones and Aaron Siebrecht, who were appointed to represent the defendant by District Court Judge Kim Riley.

A pretrial conference was scheduled July 14, but canceled.

With the court’s consent, counsel for the state and the defendant met July 13 for a pretrial conference. They jointly requested a continuance to permit the state to meet with the family of Isaiah Jacob Parker and make a firm offer. If the parties reach agreement before July 28, the state shall file a memorandum of the agreement and advise the court to plan for a plea hearing July 28.

If the parties can not reach an agreement a pretrial conference will be held 9 a.m. July 28.

At approximately 12:55 a.m. April 26, officers of the Marshalltown Police Department along with the Marshalltown Fire Department and paramedics from UnityPoint Health-Marshalltown responded to

7 1/2 S. 9th St. on the report of a stabbing.

Isaiah Parker was subsequently transported to the Marshalltown hospital by ambulance where he died as a result of his injuries.

Jordan Parker, who was on scene when officers arrived, was transported to MPD for questioning, and later with the assistance of the Marshall County Attorney’s Office charged with the crime.

He remains in the Marshall County Jail on a $100,000 cash only bond.


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