As anniversary approaches, a mother makes plea to help find son's killer

Christy Parker
Christy Parker
Cory Thompson (Source; Christy Parker)
Cory Thompson (Source; Christy Parker)

Louisville, KY - By Dawne Gee - bio | email 
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville mother is reaching out in hopes someone in the community will come forward and help bring justice for her son. 21-year-old Cory Thompson, Junior was killed nearly one year ago. There is still no arrest in the case.
For many, August 13 is a day filled with superstitions. For Christy Parker and her family, it will be a day filled with pain and unanswered questions.

"I got a phone call August 13th at 2 o'clock in the morning saying my son has been shot," said Christy Parker, Thompson's mother. "He died at 11th and Muhammad Ali. He got shot 8 times."

Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. Just like that day a year ago, his mother's plea is still the same.

"I just want whoever did this to Cory to come forward," Parker said.

Parker knows someone must have some type of information. She fights for justice not only for Cory, but for two of his three kids that were left behind.

Parker gained custody of Thompson's kids in October. Little Cory and Kaniyah go to daycare every day. But that too is a reminder that her son will never be home again. The kids' daycare is on the same street as the cemetery where she laid her son to rest.

"Every chance I get to pick up the kids from daycare, I go to the grave yard to visit my son," said Parker.

She can also see her son every day in the face of his youngest son, Cory.

"He looks just like his daddy," Parker said, "just like his daddy."

Thompson only got to be with his son for five days before he was killed.

The Louisville Metro Police homicide unit said told they continue to look into any and all leads that come in on this case. If you have any information, call the LMPD Crime Tip Line at 574-LMPD. Allc alls to the tip line are anonymous.

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