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August 6, 1989
Jerry Parks, who started at cornerback for Oklahoma last season, was released after spending 82 days in jail for shooting teammate Zarak Peters in the Sooners' athletic dormitory last Jan. 13.
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August 30, 1989
Jerry Parks, former University of Oklahoma cornerback who allegedly shot and wounded former teammate Zarak Peters last January, has been denied admission to the University of Houston.
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May 11, 1989
Jerry Parks, former Oklahoma cornerback on trial in Norman, Okla., for the shooting of teammate Zarak Peters, entered a plea of no contest, then quickly withdrew it. Parks withdrew the plea when District Judge Preston Trimble said he would not go along with a recommendation from Peters that Parks serve a two-year deferred sentence and pay Peters' medical bills as punishment for the shooting, which occurred Jan. 13 in the Oklahoma athletic dormitory....
SPORTS
May 11, 1989
Jerry Parks, former Oklahoma cornerback on trial in Norman, Okla., for the shooting of teammate Zarak Peters, entered a plea of no contest, then quickly withdrew it. Parks withdrew the plea when District Judge Preston Trimble said he would not go along with a recommendation from Peters that Parks serve a two-year deferred sentence and pay Peters' medical bills as punishment for the shooting, which occurred Jan. 13 in the Oklahoma athletic dormitory....
NEWS
May 16, 1989
Former Oklahoma cornerback Jerry Parks began serving a 2 1/2-month jail sentence after pleading no contest to a charge he shot and wounded teammate Zarak Peters. Parks surrendered to the Cleveland County sheriff's office after being sentenced by District Judge Preston Trimble, who also gave him a five-year deferred sentence, with two years of supervised probation. Parks also was ordered to pay the medical expenses of Peters, who was shot in the chest during an argument in the athletic dormitory Jan. 13.
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January 13, 1989 | From Times services
A University of Oklahoma football player was charged today with shooting a Sooner teammate in the chest during an argument in the athletes' dorm. Defensive back Jerry Parks, 20, who was jailed, faces up to 10 years in prison on the felony charge of shooting with intent to injure, Cleveland County Dist. Atty. Tully McCoy said. University spokeswoman Catherine Bishop said lineman Zarak Peters was wounded in the shooting, which occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m.
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May 15, 1989 | From Associated Press
Former Oklahoma cornerback Jerry Parks began serving a nearly three-month jail sentence today after pleading no contest to a charge he shot and wounded teammate Zarak Peters. Parks surrendered to the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office after being sentenced by District Judge Preston Trimble, who also gave him a five-year deferred sentence, with two years of supervised probation. "I would like to apologize to my family, to Zarak Peters and to the university for this tragic incident," Parks said in a brief statement to reporters after sentencing.
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January 13, 1989 | Associated Press
A University of Oklahoma football player is in custody today and a teammate is hospitalized after an early-morning shooting in the athletic dormitory, a university spokeswoman says. Jerry Parks, 20, a defensive back for the Sooners, was charged with shooting with intent to injure, said Cleveland County Dist. Atty. Tully McCoy. The charge is a felony that carries punishment of up to 10 years in prison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1995
How appropriate that the editorial about runaway world population appeared in the same issue as Martin Marty's article on the violence tearing at the fabric of civil society (Opinion, Dec. 25). Unfortunately no one seems to want to acknowledge the connection between the social pressures resulting from overpopulation and the resultant behavior of those affected by it. Armed gangs are clearly fighting for "turf" in the congested inner cities. California cities are close to severe water rationing as a result of the population explosion.
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