OMG! Evetta Wright said she was puzzled when she got a call early Monday from her son. Not long before, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, she’d dropped Clifton “JR” Barkin off at his house after taking him to Wal-Mart to buy flowers and a Mother’s Day card for Paige Parkerson, the mother of Barkin’s two small children.
When she answered the phone, she said Parkerson was on the line. “Paige told me she killed JR, that he was dead,” Wright said through sobs.
Wright said she sped back over to her son’s house, but it was too late. 22 year old Barkin, was stabbed several times and died just after midnight Monday in the backyard of his yellow rental house. Wright said she believes Parkerson expected a more expensive gift, such as jewelry.
20 year old Parkerson, is being held in Jefferson County Jail on a first-degree felony murder charge with bail set at $75,000. The couple’s two sons were asleep at home during the incident. Both are now with relatives.