The Beautiful Life and Tragic Death of Parker Moore

The Beautiful Life and Tragic Death of Parker Moore

by Derek Johnson

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Parker Moore, 20 years old, tall and talented, quick to smile and charismatic to all, made a late-night trip to a 7-Eleven on November 15, 2014. His subsequent murder inside that store sent shockwaves through McMinnville, Oregon and his hometown of Woodinville, Washington. It traumatized the Linfield College and Woodinville High football teams, and shattered the lives of family and friends.

His attacker was 33-year-old Juventino Bermudez-Arenas, a mysterious illegal immigrant who lived behind the convenience store.

Society will never know the contributions Parker Moore could have made. His irresistible charm earned him instant friends. His rebellious streak made him a free thinker. His charisma commanded rooms. His playful humor brightened the lives of everyone around him. His common sense and down-to-earth faith aided people in their toughest times. His willingness to stand alone for what he believed made him admired.

In short, this was a great future leader in the making.

Writer Derek Johnson paints a portrait of Parker's life. He then draws on more than sixty interviews with Parker's friends and family to reveal their feelings of devastation and grief, as well as the murder's impact upon their faith.
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940163121182
Publisher: Derek Johnson Books, LLC
Publication date: 08/12/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 313,054
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Derek Johnson is the author of six books, including Husky Football in the Don James Era, The Dawgs of War, Bow Down to Willingham, The Husky Hitman, and Rooting From Afar. Over the years, Johnson has interviewed and chronicled many sports figures, including Adrian Peterson, Aaron Rodgers, Ronnie Lott, Kenny Easley, Brandon Roy, Marques Tuiasosopo, Steve Emtman, Lincoln Kennedy, Napoleon Kaufman, Warren Moon and Andre Dillard.

Johnson has been the sportswriter at the Woodinville Weekly since 2013.

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