Murder Suspect Threatened to Whip Stepdaughter's Ex ‘like the Slave You Are,' Police Say

A Fort Worth man was shot and killed hours after his roommate was the target of racist threats on social media, police told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.Kevin Ashley Parnell, 38, faces a murder charge in the Sept. 4 death of Sammie Jones. The victim's roommate had been dating Parnell's stepdaughter, police said.Jones, 28, was shot in the face on Labor Day shortly after he answered the door of the home he shared with Jordan Briggs, according to the Star-Telegram.Parnell, who is white, blamed Briggs, who is black, for the recent prostitution arrest of his stepdaughter. Briggs denied having anything to do with the arrest, police told the newspaper.Before the shooting, Parnell sent Briggs messages that included the N-word and threatened to “hang” him, police say“I’m going to strip you naked and whip you like the slave you are,” he wrote, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Star-Telegram. Two hours before the shooting, he added: "You were warned."  Continue reading...

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