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November 3, 2016: Felon Charged with Domestic Violence Killing of Girlfriend in Pacoima

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CORRECTION: Updates arraignment information. Clarifies details in sixth graf.

A 47-year-old man was arraigned today for the alleged fatal shooting and stabbing of his girlfriend at a Pacoima residence, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Ani Bailey said Michael Jerome Parks, akas Chicken Mike and Michael McTizic, (dob 3/17/69) pleaded not guilty to one count of murder with allegations that he used a handgun and a knife as deadly weapons.

Case PA087400 includes allegations that Parks was convicted in 1985 of robbery and in 2005 for assault with a deadly weapon. The complaint further alleges the defendant also was convicted in 1990 for possession of cocaine base for sale, transport or sale of controlled substance in 1994, assault with a firearm in 1995, assault with a deadly weapon in 2002 and possession of a firearm by a felon in 2012.

The defendant is scheduled to return on Nov. 14 in Department H of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, San Fernando Branch. The case was filed for warrant on Oct. 14.

On Sept. 7, Parks allegedly stabbed and shot his girlfriend, G’Teasha F., 33, after convincing her to meet him at a Pacoima home, the prosecutor said. The defendant then fled and was later arrested in Las Vegas and extradited back to Los Angeles.

Parks also faces six felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon for an alleged unrelated incident on July 7. In that case, he is accused of ramming his vehicle three times into another car with a man and a 5-year-old boy inside, the prosecutor added. Case PA086935 was filed on Aug. 10.

Bail is set at more than $6 million for both cases. Parks faces life in state prison if convicted as charged on the two cases.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, is leading the investigation.