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Did jealous rage lead ex-girlfriend to allegedly kill gay East Point police officer?

Fulton County prosecutors said an apparent jealous rage led Danielle Parker to shoot and kill her ex-girlfriend, an East Point police officer, over the Fourth of July weekend.

At a preliminary hearing today, Fulton Judge Karen Smith Woodson found probable cause on counts of malice murder, felony murder, felony assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony against Danielle Parker, charged with killing Crystal Parker, a decorated East Point corporal who Officer of the Year for 2010-2012. A bond hearing is set for Aug. 7.

Danielle Parker, who sat in during today's preliminary hearing wearing a blue Fulton County jail jumpsuit and shackled at the wrists and waist, is accused of killing East Point Cpl. Crystal Parker during the early morning hours of July 4; Crystal Park's body was discovered July 7. Danielle Parker was arrested and charged with the killing on July 9. Her defense attorney is Stanley Constant.

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Gay East Point officer allegedly killed by ex-girlfriend

An East Point police officer killed by a gunshot to the head was allegedly killed by her former roommate, according to the police. Friends and family of the officer are saying the two women were girlfriends at one time.

Danielle Parker was arrested Tuesday in the killing of Cpl. Crystal Parker, a six-year veteran of the East Point Police Department who was named Officer of the Year in 2012.

No motive and no specifics about the relationship between the two women were given by police. Police did say the two women lived together at one time.

Charlotte Cagle of East Point, a straight ally who is a volunteer for the annual East Point Possums Show, said Tuesday night that Cpl. Parker was gay and she and Danielle were dating. She did not know Danielle, however, she said.