Marshall Co. School Shooting Suspect Appears In Court For 5th Time

BENTON, Ky. - The alleged shooter in the Marshall County High School shooting, in which two students died, appeared in court for his fifth status hearing.

Gabriel Parker, 16, was accused of injuring more than a dozen students and killing two, 15-year-old Bailey Nicole Holt and 15-year-old Preston Ryan Cope back in January.

During Friday's status hearing, the prosecutor requested more time to continue to go through the mountain of evidence that was collected after the incident. 

More than 100 cell phones were collected from students the day of the shooting and the prosecution said they still had more interviews to conduct.

Parker's attorney said he understood just how severe the investigation is. Parker is expected to be in court again on March 8.

Family and friends of Bailey Holt and Ryan Cope also attended the hearing, some wearing "Marshall Strong" t-shirts.

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