Paige Parkerson

Paige Parkerson and Clifton Barkin

A woman who fatally stabbed her fiancé on Mother’s Day 2012 was set free by a jury in judge Larry Gist’s Drug Impact Court on Friday, June 17, with the panel determining she was not guilty of the crime of murder by reason of self-defense.

Clifton “JR” Barkin

UPDATE: Not guilty: Jury accepts self-defense rationale in Mother’s Day stabbing


A Beaumont woman police and prosecutors say murdered her fiancé over a bad Mother’s Day gift in 2012 was in court this week claiming she acted in self-defense rather than out of malice.