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Source: mysantonionews

BEAUMONT — Evetta  Wright said she was puzzled when she got a call early Monday from  her son.

Not long before,  around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, she’d dropped Clifton “JR” Barkin off at his house after taking him to Wal-Mart  to buy flowers and a Mother’s Day  card for Paige  Parkerson, the mother of Barkin’s two small children.

When she  answered the phone, she said Parkerson was on  the line.

“Paige told me she killed JR, that he was dead,” Wright said  through sobs.

Wright said she sped back over to her son’s house, but it was  too late.

Barkin, 22, was stabbed several times and died just after midnight Monday in  the backyard of his yellow rental house. Wright said she believes Parkerson  expected a more expensive gift, such as jewelry.

Parkerson, 20, is being held in Jefferson County Jail on a first-degree  felony murder charge with bail set at $75,000.

The couple’s two sons were asleep at home during the incident. Both are now  with relatives.