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Supporter of slain person arrested for disturbance in court

July 2, 2019

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A supporter of a North Carolina slaying victim was arrested outside of county court for reportedly disturbing the proceedings and cursing at the suspect and the judge.

The Times-News of Burlington reports the first-appearance for 26-year-old Hyquan Parker, accused of murder in a Sunday night triple-homicide , escalated into a screaming match between a victim’s relatives and Alamance County Court officials Monday.

The newspaper says one of the victims’ supporters clapped when it was announced Parker wouldn’t receive bond. Judge James Hill told the relatives “this isn’t a sporting event,” and they continued to engage. Someone reportedly cursed at the judge and Parker.

The paper reports 23-year-old Josselyn Farrior was later arrested in the hallway as the disturbance continued. Hill sentenced her to 10 days in jail.

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