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Aberdeen doctor charged in wife’s shooting death


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ABERDEEN -- An Aberdeen man was charged Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in the couple''s home on Oct. 15, 2007. 


Dr. David W. Parvin Jr., of 50059 Deer Road in Aberdeen, was charged after the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation concluded a computer analysis of the crime scene, according to Monroe County Sheriff Andy Hood. 


Hood said the MBI used special software to determine the angle at which Joyce Parvin was shot as she sat at a computer in her home. 


Parvin initially told investigators he was walking outside with a shotgun in his hand to shoot a beaver when he tripped and the gun discharged, striking and killing Joyce Parvin. 


Hood said the MBI program determined the gun was not fired at waist level as Parvin originally claimed. 


"(The software) showed the gun was at his shoulder pointed down at her, instead of down where he said it was at his waist," said Hood. 


Parvin is free on $75,000 bond and scheduled to appear in Monroe County Circuit Court Oct. 15.




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