The man accused of killing two Hispanic immigrants on July 30 on Woodfield Drive waived his bond hearing this morning in Richland County.
Leslie Todd Parvin, 39, of Bay Springs Road did not appear in court. However, seven family members and friends, including two men in Army dress uniforms, attended on his behalf. Parvin is a retired chaplain's assistant who went on five overseas deployments during his 20-year career.
He is charged with two counts of murder for the shooting deaths of Edgar Lopez and Pablo Gutierrez-Guzman.
Jennifer Davis, Parvin's defense attorney, said she had not had time to prepare for a bond hearing because she had only been given a copy of her client's arrest warrant and an incident report. She reserved the right to ask for another hearing in the future.
Solicitor Barney Geise told the court that prosecutors will argue against a bond for Parvin because they believe he is dangerous.
-- Noelle Phillips