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Published: 4/29/2013


Battle Lines: The Moore Family

Mitchell Moore, a former gang member, has tried to prevent his children from getting involved in gang culture. One son was killed in a gang-related shooting, another has successfully stayed off the streets and is going to college with an athletic scholarship. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE, START SLIDESHOW

Marquise Moore, who recently signed with the University of Toledo for a full scholarship to play football, sits in his living room with his father Mitchell Moore, not pictured, a former gang member, and talks about his brother 19-year-old Montrese Moore, who was killed in a shooting at Gas & Go parking lot at the corner of Cherry and Bancroft streets. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Marquise Moore, who recently signed with the University of Toledo for a full scholarship to play football, sits in his ...
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Mitchell Moore, a former gang member, holds the funeral announcement for his son 19-year-old Montrese Moore. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mitchell Moore, a former gang member, holds the funeral announcement for his son 19-year-old Montrese Moore.
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Kevin James arrives for his trial in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in Toledo, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012.  He was charged with murder and felonious assault for shooting into a group at a North Toledo gas station, killing Montrese Moore, 19, and injuring Robee Ware, 19, and Creonna Ballard, 18. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kevin James arrives for his trial in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in Toledo, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2012. He was ...
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Montrese Moore, who was shot and killed in 2012. Enlarge Montrese Moore, who was shot and killed in 2012.
Whitmer wrestler Marquise Moore has a tattoo of his mother's name, Kisha, and a tattoo memorializing his brother on his right arm at the 76th Annual State Wrestling Individual Tournament at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Whitmer wrestler Marquise Moore has a tattoo of his mother's name, Kisha, and a tattoo memorializing his brother on his ...
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Whitmer wrestler Marquise Moore gets a hug and a kiss from his father Mitchell Moore after loosing to Truman Gutapfel of Harrison during their Division I, 285-pound, third-place match at the 76th annual State Wrestling Individual Tournament at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus on Saturday, March 2, 2013. At right is Moore's mother Nakisha Hunter. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Whitmer wrestler Marquise Moore gets a hug and a kiss from his father Mitchell Moore after loosing to Truman Gutapfel ...
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