Parker sentenced to five years in prison

Marshalltown man convicted in brother’s death


Jordan Scott Parker, 23, of Marshalltown was sentenced to five years in prison Monday by Marshall County District Court Judge James Ellefson.

Parker had plead guilty earlier this year to a charge of involuntary manslaughter, a Class D felony, in the stabbing death of his brother, Isaiah Jacob Parker, 21.

Prior to changing his plea to guilty, he had previously plead not guilty in May to a charge of second-degree murder, a Class B felony.

Monday’s sentencing was part of a plea agreement according to online court records.

In exchange for a plea of guilty from Jordan Parker, the state recommended a five-year prison term with suspended fine and surcharge.

Jordan Parker was represented by the state public defender’s office.

A Marshalltown Police Department report said a scuffle between the two brothers led to Jordan Parker stabbing his brother.

At approximately 12:55 a.m. April 26, officers of the MPD along with the Marshalltown Fire Department and paramedics from the former Central Iowa Healthcare (now UnityPoint Health Marshalltown) responded to 7 1/2 S. 9th St. on the report of a stabbing.

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

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

Later in the day, a woman who claimed to be family member and resident of 7 1/2 S. 9th St., declined to speak with the Times-Republican about the incident.


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