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Arizona Serial Killer Caught

Posted by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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Suspected serial killer accused of slaying nine people in three weeks, including mother and stepfather


An Arizona man is accused of killing nine people in a three-week span, including his mother and stepfather.

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. was arrested after fatally shooting his parents in Phoenix on Dec. 17, but investigators have now tied him to seven other murders in the area.

"Our detectives didn't stop there, they kept digging," Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said during a press conference on Thursday.

The bodies of Rene Cooksey and Edward Nunn were found in their home. All the slayings took place between Nov. 27 and Dec. 17 in the Phoenix area.

The nine murders lacked a regular pattern and could not all be connected to Cooksey until he was in custody. The victims include the brother of Cooksey's former girlfriend, but the other victims appear to be random, according to the Arizona Republic.

"Our streets are safer today," Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said as he credited multiple law enforcement agencies for the collar.

Authorities say Maria Villanueva, 43, was sexually assaulted and murdered by Cooksey on Dec. 16. The first two victims, 27-year-old Andrew Remillard and 21-year-old Parker Smith, were killed on Nov. 27.

A close examination of Cooksey's gun linked him to the victims. All the victims were shot. 

The suspected serial killer, who is 35, was convicted of manslaughter when he was just 18, according to the Arizona Republic. Cooksey and four others had attempted to rob a topless bar in Phoenix.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/suspected-serial-killer-accused-killing-9-people-3-weeks-article-1.3764195

by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:17 PM
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sandwitch
by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Cooksey's criminal record dates to his years as a juvenile offender. He spent all of his 20s in prison on a manslaughter conviction and has been in and out of custody in recent years. 

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2018/01/18/phoenix-police-double-murder-suspect-cleophus-cooksey-seven-homicides/1019194001/


So much for rehabilitation.

numbr1wmn
by Lina on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:20 PM

Thank God!!!

UnoDuoTres
by Gold Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:28 PM

Of course.

Good policework had nothing to do with it.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Thank God!!!


Mommy51408
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:32 PM
Psycho
numbr1wmn
by Lina on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:32 PM

And when did I say it didn't ?  Grow up

Quoting UnoDuoTres:

Of course.

Good policework had nothing to do with it.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Thank God!!!



tiafez
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Thank God!!!

scorpiodragon
by Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:44 PM

Until the next serial killer escapes.

Either way it is good that they didn't rest and managed to catch this guy.  

1776
by Bronze Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 3:50 PM
pssst..

The chip on your shoulder is showing.


Quoting UnoDuoTres:

Of course.

Good policework had nothing to do with it.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Thank God!!!

Kwitcherbetchen
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM
Sadly this is true since one other poster commented exactly the same words with no snarky comment from Uno.

Quoting 1776: pssst..

The chip on your shoulder is showing.


Quoting UnoDuoTres:

Of course.

Good policework had nothing to do with it.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Thank God!!!

sandwitch
by on Jan. 18, 2018 at 6:15 PM

Please stay on topic and do not use your personal grievances to derail. Thank you.

Quoting UnoDuoTres:

Of course.

Good policework had nothing to do with it.

Quoting numbr1wmn:

Thank God!!!



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