Murderer gets prison for life

Published 6:38 pm Tuesday, December 30, 2008

By Staff
Parker shot two people in crime spree, according to testimony
Newsroom Manager
Kam Montrell Parker of Washington sits in a state prison for life — the consequence for murdering two people.
On April 14, 2008, Parker pleaded guilty to the separate murders of John Scott Alligood, originally of Washington, and Patricia Brooks Clark of Washington.
Despite one of the killings occurring in Washington, Parker pleaded guilty to both crimes in Pitt County Superior Court in Greenville.
Parker was sentenced to consecutive life-without-parole terms in the N.C. Department of Correction.
In one murder case, Parker was charged with shooting Alligood on Jan. 18, 2007, during a robbery at Alligood’s residence in Greenville.
After the shooting, Alligood was admitted to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, where he underwent surgery. He was discharged after it appeared that he was recovering well.
However, Alligood died Feb. 27, 2007, of complications related to the gunshot wound. According to hospital officials, an infection in Alligood’s body was the cause of Alligood’s death.
Court testimony indicated that Parker and Tyrone Greene went to the house where Parker shot Alligood with the intention of robbery because Parker and Greene knew that one of Alligood’s roommates sold marijuana.
Parker was not apprehended immediately. A detailed investigation was conducted by law-enforcement authorities. Later, he was arrested and charged with murdering Alligood.
In the other murder case, Parker was charged with killing Clark on Feb. 19, 2007, about a month after he murdered Alligood.
Parker fled after that shooting, which happened while Clark was sitting in her vehicle at a stop sign at the southwest corner of the intersection of West Seventh and Market streets in Washington.
According to court records, Clark was shot by Parker at close range and died immediately. There appeared to be no concrete motive for that murder, according to court records.
Days after the killing and after a widespread search for Parker, he turned himself in and surrendered to law-enforcement officers.
According to court testimony, while the two murders were separate, there seemed to be a time element indicating they represented somewhat of a crime spree committed by Parker.
In a separate incident, Parker pleaded guilty to a charge of assault with intent to kill inflicting injury. He received an additional 80- to 105-month prison sentence to add to his two life terms without parole.
Two charges against Parker — a common-law robbery charge and an armed-robbery charge — were dismissed after Parker entered his guilty pleas to the murders and assault.