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L-R: Tangela Louise Parker and Eric Carroll Parker
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Woman Charged With Murdering Co-Worker In Hickory Enters Not Guilty Plea

During a court appearance Wednesday (January 19) in Catawba County, Tangela Parker of Taylorsville entered a plea of not guilty in the murder of a coworker. Parker is charged with the shooting death of 51-year old Michelle Marlow. Parker was formally arraigned for first-degree murder.

Marlow was shot and killed at TCS Designs in Hickory on January 13, 2021. Marlow, Parker and her husband, Eric Parker, were all TCS Designs employees. The Parkers were arrested in Arizona six months after the shooting in July 2021. Eric Parker is charged with accessory after the fact.

Parker’s trial is scheduled for September 11th. Eric Parker was in court on Wednesday, as well. His case was continued after a request by the prosecution. He is scheduled to be back in court on May 1. Both suspects remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of earlier today (January 19), Tangela Parker under $250,000 bond, Eric Parker under $125,000 bond.

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]