November 24, 1993 |
After a two-day silence, the mother of slain 8-year-old Nicole Parker spoke out on Tuesday, praising friends and authorities for their exhaustive efforts to find her little girl and lashing out at Nicole's accused killer. Both laughing and crying during an hourlong interview in her Tarzana home, Lori Parker said she would not hesitate to take justice into her own hands if given the opportunity.
June 19, 1990 |
Edward Parker of Houston scored a unanimous decision victory over Jesus Poll of Los Angeles at the Forum Monday night, in a featherweight main event that had many in the crowd of 6,012 booing the lack of action throughout. Poll (21-4-3) seemed to win the early rounds, rocking Parker (21-4-2) several times, but faded in the stretch. All three judges had Parker a 115-112 winner. They were fighting for an all-but-meaningless championship, the International Boxing Council featherweight title.
October 24, 1989 |
A boxing tournament winner made more money than the winner of a world title fight, and a clown from a Mexicali circus was a big hit in his Southern California debut in a strange boxing show at the Forum Monday night. In front of a crowd of 7,655, Edward Parker won a unanimous decision over Ken Baysmore to win the Forum's super-featherweight tournament, earning $75,000 Monday night and raising his tournament total to $100,000.
March 7, 1990 |
Edward (Pee Wee) Parker and Gaby Canizales, who appeared in two recent boxing main events at the Forum, flunked their postfight drug tests, the California Athletic Commission said Tuesday. Parker, of Houston, who won a 12-round decision over Refugio Rojas Feb. 26, tested positive for cocaine. Canizales, of San Antonio, lost a decision to Raul Perez of Tijuana for Perez's World Boxing Council bantamweight championship Jan. 22.
September 28, 1989
Edward Parker of Houston scored a seventh-round knockout of Robert Byrd of Dallas in a scheduled 10-round semifinal bout at the Forum's $225,000 superfeatherweight tournament Wednesday night. Referee Robert Byrd, not related to the fighter, stopped the fight at 2:52. Parker's record improved to 18-3-2. He will face Kenny Baysmore in the Oct. 23 final for the $100,000 championship.
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December 20, 1994 |
Hooman Ashkan Panah clutched prayer beads, shook his head and kissed a copy of the Koran as a jury found him guilty Monday of first-degree murder in the sex-slaying last year of second-grader Nicole Parker. Then, in a strong, clear voice, the 23-year-old Panah unexpectedly expressed his displeasure to the jury: "There goes another innocent man down." The Van Nuys Superior Court jury found Panah guilty of first-degree murder with special circumstances that make him eligible for the death penalty.