This week in 2001

December 24th, 2014 by admin

“You people over there. You know what these people are doing. By them executing me ain’t doing nothing right. I don’t weigh 180 pounds and 5’7”. Take care, love y’all… ”

— Vincent Cooks, convicted of murder, lethal injection,Texas.
Executed December 12, 2001

Cooks stood 6’3″ and weighed three hundred pounds. Witnesses of a robbery in which a police officer was killed identified a significantly shorter, slimmer man as the perpetrator. However, Cooks stood trial and was convicted of murder.

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