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December 12, 2016

Press Release

STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE
               
CASE#:                  16D002809
TROOPER:           Detective Sergeant Tyson Kinney- Bureau of Criminal Investigation                           
STATION:            Major Crime Unit   
CONTACT#:        1-802-241-5622
DATE/TIME:        December 12, 2016
LOCATION:         682 Gilfeather Road, Wardsboro, Vermont
VIOLATION:        2nd Degree Murder, Manslaughter          
VICTIM:                Kirby Staib
AGE:                      42 y/o
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE:  Wardsboro, Vermont

ACCUSED #1:     Kevin Parker
AGE:                      57 y/o
CITY, STATE OF RESIDENCE: Wardsboro, Vermont

SUMMARY OF INCIDENT:

On October 18, 2016, Vermont State Police responded to a shooting that occurred on Gilfeather Road in Wardsboro, Vermont. Upon arriving on scene, State Police determined Kirby Staib, age 42, of Wardsboro, Vermont had been shot and killed by Kevin Parker, age 57, of Wardsboro, Vermont.

After an extensive investigation, a state grand jury returned a two count indictment on December 9, 2016 against Parker.  On December 12, 2016, Parker was taken into custody and transported to the Vermont Superior Court- Windham Criminal Division and was arraigned on the charges of 2nd Degree Murder and Manslaughter. His attorney entered a plea of not-guilty.

COURT ACTION:  Yes
COURT DATE: December 12, 2016 at 1300 hours              
COURT: Vermont Superior Court- Windham Criminal Division
LODGED – LOCATION:    Southern State Correctional Facility
BAIL:  $25,000
MUG SHOT:  Yes- Please see attached.