Motion hearings in the Theresa Parker murder case have been scheduled for Friday, April 17, and Friday, May 15, at the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette. The hearings will be held before Judge Jon Boling Wood. Floyd County district attorney Leigh Patterson and public defender David Dunn have filed several motions in the case. One of the motions filed by the defense is a change of venue that was filed in Walker County Superior Court in February 2008. The defense is asking that the case not be tried in Walker County. Theresa Parker, a dispatcher with Walker County 911, has been missing since March 21, 2007. Her husband Sam, a sergeant with the LaFayette Police Department at the time, immediately became a “person of interest” in his wife’s disappearance. In February 2008, Sam Parker was charged with the murder of his wife. In April 2007, Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit district attorney Herbert “Buzz” Franklin disqualified his office, which is headquartered in LaFayette, from the case. The case was turned over to the Floyd County district attorney’s office in Rome, with Patterson in charge. WCM