Corey Parker Murder: Where Is Robert Denney Now? – Friends and relatives were horrified by the young, energetic, and gorgeous Corey Parker’s violent death. The length of time and effort it took for detectives to find the offender was another perplexing feature of the case. Therefore, when Robert Denney was eventually apprehended and found guilty of killing Corey, the police knew they had the right person. Denney, though, continues to insist on his innocence.
A Time to Kill on Investigation Discovery examines the case in an episode titled “The Night Creeper.” Also you can watch Corey Parker story on NBC Dateline episode “Rear Window.”
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Robert Denney: Who Is He?
In 1998, Corey Parker lived next door to Robert Denney in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Denney reportedly vanished shortly after the murder of Corey and wasn’t discovered by the police for nearly two years. Julia Sedgwick, a former coworker of Denney’s, testified that she had a chat with a distressed Denney back in 1999.
She claimed that Denney had been franticly discussing a family emergency in Texas with her. When he mentioned a waitress in his area that he wished to date, his voice abruptly became quiet. Later, the police learned that Denney had allegedly admitted his sentiments to his pals and that his initial attraction to Parker had developed into an obsession that led to bad habits like spying on Parker. Later on, he moved to Maryland.
We learn that the detectives also learned about Denney’s elder brother. This convicted murderer had displayed comparable characteristics in his own killing, in the episode titled “Rear Window” of NBC’s “Dateline.” Detectives became more interested in determining whether Denney had any involvement in Corey’s passing as their suspicions developed. Denney, however, exhibited a similar level of caution.
He took great care to ensure that he did not leave any DNA traces behind. He had some inkling that the cops were keeping an eye on him. Denney’s manager at his job in Easton, Maryland, told the police that Denney had started saving his cigarette butts in a waste bag to take them home every night because he had grown quite nervous.
When he was being questioned by the authorities at the Easton Police Department, he was also able to discern their objectives. He allegedly refused to give the authorities DNA samples. Additionally, when he spit outside his place of employment, all of his efforts to avoid the law failed. The location of Denney’s spitting place was discovered by Jacksonville Beach Police Department Sgt. Billy Carlyle. He scraped it, and the FBI lab in Washington received it.
The results of the tests showed that the DNA extracted from the hair strand and blood discovered at Corey Parker’s apartment matched Denney’s DNA.
What Happened to Robert Denney and Where Is He Now?
Corey Parker had 101 stab wounds, according to the postmortem results. Corey had injuries on her right hand, which indicated that she had fought back throughout the attack, according to Chief Medical Examiner Margarita Arruza’s testimony. Who could have perpetrated such a horrible crime was the question that lingered. The solution showed up in the shape of a conclusive DNA match implicating Robert Denney in the killing of Corey. In November 2000, Denney was subsequently detained.
Denney testified at his trial, according to NBC’s “Dateline: Rear Window,” to defend himself. But it was all for nothing. In addition, to the other pieces of evidence, his attorney, Patrick McGuinness, maintained that a collection of multiple fingerprints did not belong to Denney or anybody else. The defence also questioned how the authorities handled the evidence, and they were asked if they could guarantee that the evidence had not been handled improperly.
The judges took no more than 45 minutes to decide Denney’s sentence after the trial. He was given a life sentence after being found guilty of first-degree murder. He is currently incarcerated at the Desoto Annex. But as evidenced in the “Dateline” segment, Denney has consistently maintained his innocence. Even his version of the story is posted on his site.