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Otis Redding’s grandson killed by ‘cougar’ girlfriend

Tracia Yvonne Hubbard, 48 (Photo Credit: Bibb County Law Enforcement Center)

Tracia Yvonne Hubbard, 48 (Photo credit: Bibb County Law Enforcement Center)

Scandal and a senseless killing have rocked the city of Macon, Georgia, and the family of the late Otis Redding. Brandon Parker, 33, the grandson of Redding, was shot by his girlfriend Tracia Yvonne Hubbard, 48.

The incident allegedly started at the popular Tic Toc Room restaurant in downtown Macon where the couple engaged in a loud and public argument. Anonymous sources have stated that the fight had to do with Parker getting ready to receive his first church and when were they going to get married. Parker was set to take over as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Macon. His grandfather, Rev. Jacob Parker, had recently retired after 49 years of service and the church was making official preparations for a change in leadership.

Brandon Parker ( Photo Credit: Twitter account/@bman474)

Brandon Parker ( Photo credit; Twitter account/@bman474)

The couple was reportedly arguing at Hubbard’s home later that night around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. It was then, according to police, that Hubbard exited the house, went to her car and retrieved a .380-caliber revolver. She then went back into the home and shot Parker in the neck and he stumbled outside. When Bibb County investigators arrived, Hubbard was attempting CPR, but Parker was dead. Hubbard was arrested for murder and is being held at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center without bond.

A family member reported a troubled relationship where it is alleged that Hubbard may have been the victim of domestic abuse. Hubbard’s niece, Joslyn Clayton, is quoted as saying, “There was actually a history of domestic abuse that a lot of people didn’t know about. She had broken bones and was on crutches a couple of months ago after he pushed her off a porch.”

Police, however, have no records of abuse from either Parker or Hubbard and some were surprised at the allegations. Some have described Hubbard, who was 15 years older than Parker, as a “cougar” who was preying on a younger man. When it became obvious that Parker was going to become the leader of a church, she wanted to be the first lady. But some are saying that Parker did not want to marry Hubbard and the relationship reached a boiling point that resulted in tragedy.


  1. Chuck on April 28, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    If she went to her car, she should have driven off. Instead, she chose to commit a crime.

    • Valica96 on April 29, 2016 at 8:30 am

      Premeditated, she going down

    • V1016 on April 30, 2016 at 10:19 am

      I agree! She should have kept going

  2. Likewaterforchoc on April 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    “There was actually a history of domestic abuse that a lot of people didn’t know about. She had broken bones and was on crutches a couple of months ago after he pushed her off a porch.”
    And she was on his case about marrying her? wtf?

    • Cara on April 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      I know right! She should have been running for her life you would think!!!

  3. Rahsaan Woods on April 28, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I love how whenever a black women murders a black man some how domestic violence always comes up. Ok lets say that BS is true, so you started an argument with an abuser because you were upset that he wouldn’t marry you!! Most abusive women don’t start arguments with their abuser! Sounds like the one who was abusive was the woman. Murder the man and then drag his name into the mud to try and get off!!

    The niece said there was a lot of abuse that people didn’t know about but the bitches immediate family knew but no one else!!! Wow Black men need to wake up and see these chick don’t care about you, they are ruled by their emotions and their emotions are dangerous.

    • Likewaterforchoc on April 29, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      You know she going to prison, regardless, right?

      • Rahsaan Woods on April 30, 2016 at 1:43 pm

        yes I know but the fact still remain everytime a woman kills a man, the real issue is always deflected. It turns away from a story about domestic violence against men to domestic violence against women. you cannot deny this, Marissa Alexander is the perfect example the story is almost identical except Marissa was a bad shot. She went out to her car to grab her gun, so that she could shoot her husband because he found out she was shacked up with her ex boyfriend for 4 months, and she tried to kill him because she was mad and counldn’t control her emotions. After the attempted murder she claimed domestic violence and got off. Almost exactly the same as this case, except this bitch killed the man, and now she is probably going to claim she was abused.

        So please don’t tell me she not going to get off because Marissa got off.

        • Likewaterforchoc on May 2, 2016 at 1:53 pm

          The devil is in the details with your Marissa Alexander comparison to this case. One man died and the other man was not even wounded. Nope, she will not get off. He is Otis Redding’s grandson and a pastor. They were arguing over marriage NOT domestic violence issues. I do not condone or downplay domestic violence. Marissa did not exactly “get off” as you say either. She served three years and was never actually found innocent. She copped a plea deal. They only decided that 20 years was excessive (which it was) and decided that the 3 YEARS she spent in prison as time served. She is still on house arrest.
          So, your assessment and comparison is inaccurate to say the least, so I will tell you again that she will not get off.

        • Shamiyah on May 25, 2016 at 12:28 am

          Thank you that was my cousin and it I’d to hear somebody caring on Facebook they saying it was his fault not hers and the praying for family instead my cousins ?

  4. cupcake333 on April 28, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    ahhhh come on hell lots of older women marry younger men , and there goes all the descrimination you dont hear with RUSSELL SIMMONS dating and marrying young girls , or elvis married 14 yo pricilla presley men have never been call cougar when they should be .. then tyga slept with 16 yo kylie jenner the whole world shut up no one really came to the childs defense . to this day the parent or public dont really care . so to say this lady was a cougar SAVE IT . NOTHING BUT bunch of bitter low black chick would even say that .. the ones who cant get a man dead or alive . . church women and men are the most crooked lieing conning folks on earth hell gonna be hotter than a mexican chilli pepper . i mean people are just evil .she probably jumped up in down with the fake holy ghost on sunday and killed this guy on a monday . REALLY

    • alamoe on December 23, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Yeah but there’s a legit reason why older men marrying younger women benefits society. The older men are more likely to be able to provide the financial stability a woman looks for in a man. Older women + younger men couples don’t benefit anyone but the cougars.

  5. Holly on April 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    It’s a shame that now she’s labeled as a “Cougar”, I knew the both of them and I’m on the outside looking in…I will never judge or justify what happened, maybe he was abusive to her or maybe he wasn’t, but you have to look at it this way “He was a Pastor”, in which could have ruined his reputation!
    However, if he was being abusive, the only thing that’s going to hurt her case, is she never reported to MPD, because he was well known to a lot of local leaders of our community!
    God will remove mountains, if it’s not according to his WILL… (think about it)

    • Billy Bain on May 4, 2016 at 4:38 am

      WHat??? She’s a murderer, plain & simple!!! Why would GOD let that happen. GTFOH!! Sheep.

  6. LilBit DaLife on April 29, 2016 at 1:40 am

    I refuse to believe this!!! smh I know Damn well this lady did not take this man’s life cuz she couldn’t be a 1st lady…Plz stop the madness and show some respect for BOTH of the families!!! All this unnecessary extra bs ONLY becuz he’s “Otis Reddings grandson” to the media. To us tho…he was a member of the family, a childhood friend, a father to his child, a son to his parents, and the carrier of his grandfather’s legacy at Ebenezer Baptist church…Show some respect and allow his and her family to grieve properly!!! Somebody give the joker that wrote this bs for a check something better to do…a new work from home assignment or maybe a network marketing scheme to take up his free time!!! Fckng loser!!!!!

    • Nicholai Izhchenko on May 1, 2016 at 3:10 am

      Truth hurts, huh?

    • Dimmy on May 4, 2016 at 4:41 am

      You should be sayin F*ck her and her family. She deliberately took that man’s life. She obviously didnt have respect for his life…or hers. So why your sucker azz, trippin about respect her family. GTFOH, some black people too quick to believe that forgive and forget BS.

  7. Shandra Jackson on April 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

    First all I can tell you your information is soooo wrong until it is ridiculous. Have you call the church to confirm he is REALLY going to be come the pastor. NOPE you haven’t. Before you write an article on anything get your facts and stop piecing a story together. Trust me you have NO CLUE what you are talking about.

  8. Ira Ayers on April 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    The only question that comes to my mind. Were they committing fornication? Hopefully they were not. I do not want to be in their bedroom but if a future Preacher is in a relationship and committing fornication, he may not be equipped to be a Preacher. This is a tragedy no doubt.

    • Issac Abrams on April 29, 2016 at 11:47 pm

      Pastors really start committing fornication when they’re married….with just all the pretty females they can fool

    • V1016 on April 30, 2016 at 10:20 am

      Of course they were. They were emotionally connected. That’s why she killed him. No one woman sleeps with a man with no ties

  9. CooCooKitty on April 29, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    As a pastor why would he be in a situation/relationship like this? Obviously this was not a healthy relationship and as a man of God,I think he should have been setting a better example to his congregation. So very sad that he lost his life. May he Rest In Heavenly Peace.

  10. Nicholai Izhchenko on April 30, 2016 at 12:06 am

    Typical primate behavior.
    Marlin Perkins used to feature baboons on Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.

    • Robert Stallworth on May 1, 2016 at 2:36 am

      Did you just call them monkeys?

      • Nicholai Izhchenko on May 1, 2016 at 2:41 am

        That I did.

        I owe monkeys an apology, don’t I?

        Even they’re more civilized than these retarded, low IQ, knuckle draggers.

    • Robert Stallworth on May 1, 2016 at 2:49 am

      I read your post you ate a racist and actually did you research all of the killing and slaughter the caucasian race has done to the so called agrican americans who are actually the real hebrew people. When chrost returns you gone be kissing the bit cheeks of ths same black people you hate and for the record white people are 7 percent neanderthal so with that being said you are very close to a monkey. Now lets look at the nations white people have destroyed. Lets lookat at the disgusting things they do. Lets look at the fact that your race comes from ours. This is why we ate physically stronger and better at almost everthing including compasion for everyone else even if they are not our own. You dont have it in you to do this. Then you have the nerve to talk about black people. We goving you a pass we should be on your head for all you have done to is but know we show obedience to The Most High and let you be. Start learning to be humble. One day you may eat those words. And we contributed to this country we built it all of its wealth comes from the free work of our ancestors we invented almost everything and your people got credit for it. Your people ate trechrous theives who kill because theu are afraid of everyone else but what goes around comes around. Read that bible well Esau.

      • Nicholai Izhchenko on May 1, 2016 at 3:01 am

        You’re kissing the ass cheeks of the European ashkenazi Jews and their White liberal dupes who fill your “mind” with the retarded garbage about “Israelites”.
        They manipulate Black idiots into killing each other, into dressing and speaking like clowns, and you idiots fall for it, over and over.
        Every comfort you have, every technology that makes your “life” easier you owe to the White Man.
        If Whites were as evil as Black idiots say they are, none of you would exist today. You’d have all been wiped out a long time ago.

        But instead you’re killing yourselves at the bidding of Jew communists and White Democrats.

      • Nicholai Izhchenko on May 1, 2016 at 3:06 am

        You wrote:

        “We goving you a pass we should be on your head for all you have done to is but know we show obedience to The Most High and let you be”.

        First of all, Monkey, learn how to spell. It’s GIVING….not GOVING. You’re an ape, so I don’t expect you to use a spoken language, but at least try to be semi-human, ok?

  11. Eddie DonaHoo on April 30, 2016 at 3:51 am


  12. TruthHurtsYou on April 30, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I’m trying to wrap my mind around why would a 33 yr old want a 48 yr old woman in any compacity. She dried up & no real future in that there. She didn’t look bad for he age, but sure better options out there.

  13. V1016 on April 30, 2016 at 10:25 am

    I’m willing to bet you that he had been telling her that they were going into the church as a couple with him being the new Pastor. As the time start to approach, it was time to cut her off after he had been plowing with her for so long. He was young and knew there would be other opportunities (other women) and that Ms. Cougar wasn’t having it. But in conclusion, had they moved forward together, she would have eventually destroyed the ministry with her emotional issues because of the younger women who was going to start coming to the church or he would have destroyed it with his sexual behavior. That’s why as a 43 year young woman, I wouldn’t dare connect with a younger indecisive man. 33/48??? He was young enough to be her son. I don’t know which is worse, a woman dating a man who’s young enough to be her son or a man who dates girls who are young enough to be his daughter (s). Maturity is everything tho

  14. Jewel Crest on April 30, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Rumor is……his grandfather wanted him to take over the church. But the congregation didn’t. Now the truth comes to light why they didn’t. Who would want someone to lead them that is caught up in such drama…. Couger or not… He wasn’t innocent. A true man of God wouldn’t be caught up in mess like this. You don’t inherit to lead Gods people. You are called by God. So before God let you lead his people to damnation. He will call you home.

  15. Carlos Bolden on May 3, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Definitely A Bad Thing That Happened..These Younger Men Need To Understand That Older Women Have A Different Mind Set Than Younger Women..An Older Women Is Not Gonna Stay In A Abusive Relationship. Too Things Is Gonna Happen, She Kill Him Or Leave Never Go Back. I Hate That The Argument Turned Deadly, But Abuse Works Both Ways, She Can Be The Aggressor Sometimes To…If She Had
    Left This Wouldn’t Of Happen..This Is
    What The News Media Love To Cover
    Murders Happening In The Black Community This Is Something They Thrive On!!!!!

  16. Faye Wester on June 22, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Is she still locked up