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Niagara Falls father and son accused of setting up murder of man in 2018

Posted at 10:44 AM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 10:44:50-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A father and son in Niagara Falls are accused of setting up a man's murder who they thought was hurting their drug business.

29-year-old Lavon Parks and his father, 55-year-old James Parks, are both facing federal charges in connection to the 2018 shooting death of 21-year-old Kevin Turner.

Turner was shot and killed the afternoon of January 21, 2018 as he exited his Niagara Falls residence.

Prosecutors say the father and son team setup Turner's murder when they thought he became a threat to their international drug ring.

Lavon and James Parks face a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison if they are convicted for setting up Turner's murder.

The father and son also face narcotics conspiracy charges along with seven others located in Puerto Rico, Buffalo and Niagara Falls. The charge also carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison.