15-year-old, Anthony Balbirnie, Boonville MO, Buffalo MO, change of venue, child endangerment, Cooper County MO, corpse abandonment, Facebook, Judge Donald Barnes, Khigla Parks, murder, parole, pre-trial motions, statutory rape, tampering with evidence, trial, trial date, Truman Lake
Balbirnie had originally been charged with corpse abandonment in the death of the 15-year-old who walked away from her home in Willard, Mo., on Sept. 20, ’12 and was believed to have been lured by Balbirnie on Facebook. Parks was found dead in Truman Lake shortly after her disappearance.
After a lengthy investigation the state accused Balbirnie of luring the teenager to a party of sex, porn, alcohol and drugs at his girlfriend’s house in Buffalo, Mo., where she died. He is charged with second degree murder, statutory rape, child molestation, child endangerment, tampering with evidence and corpse abandonment.
Balbirnie will appear before 18th Judicial District Circuit Court Judge Donald Lloyd Barnes on July 6 for pre-trial motions.
Balbirnie had recently been paroled just prior to his allegedly luring the Willard teenager to her death.
He is currently being held by the prison system.