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FIRST ON FOX19: Jailer says policies not followed in inmate's murder

Marion "Timmy" Parker (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center) Marion "Timmy" Parker (Courtesy Kenton County Detention Center)

By Corey McConnell - bio | email

COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) - A little over a month ago, an inmate at the Kenton County Jail was murdered by another inmate.

Jail officials have been investigating how it happened, and trying to ensure that it doesn't happen again.

Issac Jackson was an inmate in the Kenton County Jail and placed in a pod with Marion Timmy Parker.

Parker has since confessed to murdering Jackson in the early morning hours of March 29, but Jackson's body wasn't found until after noon that day.

"There's policies that were violated," said Kenton County jailer Terry Carl.

After his murder, Jackson was counted during rounds, and was fed two meals.

"The deputy or deputies didn't take the time to follow policies," said Carl.

The inmates in the Kenton County Jail wear bracelets with a thumbnail picture and their name to get a meal. Jailers are supposed to match the inmate's face with their bracelet picture.

Jailer Terry Carl says someone else picked up Jackson's breakfast and lunch the day he died.

"They spend 24 hours a day trying to figure out ways to manipulate us," said Carl.

Carl says he has zero tolerance for policy violation and all of the staff will go through more training. He hopes that will ensure this never happens again.

As for Parker, he's been trasfered to a state prison.

"He has nothing to lose. He's a cold blooded murderer and I'm concerned about my staff," said Carl. "I can't have him around other inmates."

Carl says no policy or procedure could have predicted or prevented Jackson's murder.

"If I could stop it myself I would have stopped it," said Carl.

Parker will be back in court on May 8 for a hearing. Jackson's family tells FOX19 they plan to file a lawsuit against the jail.

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