MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP/KTHV) - Jury selection was scheduled to begin Tuesday in the trial of a man charged with killing his stepfather - a well-known Mountain Home doctor. The defense team, however, has asked for continuance because there may be a new witness in the trial.
The continuance has caused a delay in the capital murder trial which charges 41-year-old Gary Wayne Parks.
Parks is charged in the June 2006 stabbing death of his stepfather, Dr. David Millstein. Parks was arrested more than three years after Millstein's death.
Parks has pleaded not guilty. Prosecutors claim the killing was premeditated and done for financial gain.
Parks had been scheduled to go to trial in January, but his attorneys requested a delay so they would have more time to review information from a medical examiner's report.
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