Michael Jerome Parks — also known as “Chicken Mike” and Michael McTizic — is charged in connection with the Sept. 7 shooting and stabbing of his girlfriend G’Teasha Elayne Fisher.
Parks pleaded not guilty to numerous charges Thursday in the killing as well as a second case in which he allegedly rammed his vehicle into the vehicle of a man and a 5-year-old child.
In the murder case, Parks, 47, allegedly killed the 33-year-old woman after convincing her to meet him at the Pacoima home, according to Deputy District Attorney Ani Bailey.
He allegedly fled and was arrested later in Las Vegas and then extradited to Los Angeles, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
The motive for the alleged killing was not made clear, nor was the origin of Parks’ nickname of “Chicken Mike.”
The murder charge includes the allegations that he used a handgun and a knife in the commission of the crime.
The criminal complaint also alleges that Parks has a string of criminal convictions, including robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, assault with a firearm, transport or sale of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a felon, dating back to 1985.
Parks also is charged separately with six felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly ramming his vehicle three times into another car containing a man and his 5-year-old son in what authorities believe is an unrelated incident on July 7, the prosecutor said.
He is jailed on just over $6 million bail.
If convicted as charged in both cases, he faces life in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
— City News Service
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