Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. Suspected 9 Deaths

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. Suspected 9 Deaths --- ===

Cleophus Emmanuel Cooksey Jr. (born March 25, 1982) is an American accused serial killer from Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona. He has been charged with nine murders and other crimes committed in the city and in surrounding areas during a 21-day span between November and December 2017.[1][2] All nine victims had been shot.[3]His mother, Rene Cooksey, and his stepfather, Edward Nunn, were his final two victims. A blood-covered Cooksey was arrested at the scene.

Cooksey is ultimately charged in only eight deaths, it would drop him out of a tie with Aaron Saucedo, who has been charged with nine murders, and the Baseline Killer, Mark Goudeau, who has been convicted of nine, as the deadliest serial killer in Phoenix history.

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Prosecutors Not Charging Accused Serial Killer Cleophus Cooksey Jr.
www.phoenixnewtimes.com/.../phoenix-news-accused-serial-killer-not-charged-with-...
Mar 28, 2018 - Cleophus Emmanuel Cooksey Jr. will stay behind bars until he stands trial, accused of in Maricopa County Superior Court of being one of ...he may not face charges for one of the nine fatal shootings police say he committed, even though Cooksey had been named as a suspect in the murder of a Mexican cartel drug runner.

Nine Victims in Less Than a Month of Murder

Update: Bail Denied for Man Police Say Was 'Monster' on the Loose in City of Serial Killers

Chasing a Chameleon: With Phoenix Again Terrorized by Two Serial Shooters, the Hunt Was On
SEAN HOLSTEGE | MAY 16, 2017 UPDATE: Aaron Juan Saucedo was indicted for eight more counts of first-degree murder on June 30, bringing to total murder counts against him to nine.  evening of August 16, 2015, was one of those sticky, restless summer nights in Phoenix

'Serial Street Shooter' case: Prosecutors to seek death penalty
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/12/.../932583001/
Dec 7, 2017 - Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, is accused of killing nine people and wounding two others during a nearly one-year period that ended in July 2016.


Judge Won't Bar Release of Video of Serial Killing Suspect | Arizona ...
https://www.usnews.com/.../hearing-set-for-phoenix-man-charged-in-9-shooting-deat...
Mar 28, 2018 - Attorneys for Aaron Juan Saucedo sought the order while the judge considers their request to take the death penalty off the table as ...


Phoenix police charge man in 9 slayings - CNN - CNN.com
https://www.cnn.com/2017/05/08/us/phoenix-serial-killings-arrest/index.html
ay 9, 2017 - Aaron Juan Saucedo, 23, killed nine people in 12 different incidents, Police Chief Jeri Williams said at a news conference. Saucedo was ...
Convicted felon Cleophus Cooksey Jr. charged in 2017 Phoenix killings
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/...cleophus-cooksey-jr.../397725002/
Mar 5, 2018 - A man police tied to a string of Phoenix-area shooting deaths late last year has been formally charged with eight counts of murder and a host of ...

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. pleads not guilty to 8 Phoenix-area murders
https://www.azcentral.com/story/...cleophus-cooksey-jr...murders/407301002/
Mar 8, 2018 - Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Police Chief Jeri Williams talk about how law enforcement tied double-murder suspect Cleophus Cooksey Jr.

Suspected serial killer Cleophus Cooksey Jr. - Arizona's Family
www.azfamily.com/category/329446/suspected-serial-killer-cleophus-cookseyPolice on Thursday believe 35-year-old Cleophus Cooksey Jr., the man they believe shot and killed his mother and step-father last month, is also responsible for ...

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleophus_Cooksey_Jr.
Cleophus Emmanuel Cooksey Jr. (born March 25, 1982) is an American accused serial killer from Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County, Arizona. He has been ...
Victims‎: ‎9
Date apprehended‎: ‎December 17, 2017

Cleophus Cooksey Jr.
BornCleophus Emmanuel Cooksey Jr.
March 25, 1982 (age 36)
Tucson, ArizonaU.S.
Conviction(s)TBD
Details
Victims9
Span of crimes
November 27, 2017–December 17, 2017
CountryUnited States
State(s)Arizona
WeaponsGlock 9mm Handgun
Date apprehended
December 17, 2017
Cleophus Emmanuel Cooksey Jr. (born March 25, 1982) is an American accused serial killer from Phoenix, ArizonaMaricopa County, Arizona. He has been charged with nine murders and other crimes committed in the city and in surrounding areas during a 21-day span between November and December 2017.[1][2] All nine victims had been shot.[3]His mother, Rene Cooksey, and his stepfather, Edward Nunn, were his final two victims. A blood-covered Cooksey was arrested at the scene.
Ballistics evidence, DNA testing, stolen jewelry and a stolen mobile phone belonging to one of the victims linked Cooksey to the other seven murders.[4] Phoenix authorities say there is a "distinct possibility" of more victims. Investigations into unsolved murders are ongoing.[5]
Cooksey, a grandson of Tucson civil rights leader Roy L. Cooksey,[6] is currently represented by public defender Gary Beren.[7]

Known victims[edit]

#NameAgeDate of DeathNotes
1Andrew Remillard2711-27-2017Fatally shot in car with Parker Smith; motive unknown - leaves behind a child and wife
2Parker Smith2111-27-2017Fatally shot in car with Andrew Remillard; motive unknown
3Salim Richards3512-2-2017Cooksey stole Glock 9mm handgun
4Jesus Real2512-2-2017leaves behind children: Brother of Cooksey's ex-girlfriend; murder occurred in Avondale[8]
5LaTorrie Beckford2912-13-2017Motive unknown
6Kristopher Cameron2112-15-2017Murder occurred in Glendale leaves behind a 1 year old son and a pregnant girlfriend
7Maria Villanueva4312-16-2017Raped by Cooksey - Leaves behind 2 daughters
8Rene Cooksey5612-17-2017Cooksey's mother
9Edward Nunn5412-17-2017Cooksey's stepfather

Previous convictions[edit]

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. had been convicted of manslaughter and armed robbery in 2001 and had been released the previous July.[9] He was one of four men who attempted to rob a topless bar. Although the manager fatally shot one of Cooksey's accomplices and the shooting was deemed self-defense, under Arizona's felony murder law, Cooksey was held culpable because the death occurred during the commission of a crime.[10][11] Under an agreement, he pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Related arrests[edit]

Phoenix police arrested three women: Desaree Coronado (aged 23) and sisters Griselda and Liliana Vasquez (ages 24 and 26, respectively), on one count each of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. Both are felonies. Coronado was the mother of Jesus Real's child. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count of false reporting to law enforcement. Liliana Vasquez is Cleophus Cooksey Jr.'s ex-girlfriend. Griselda Vasquez ultimately admitted to taking a mobile phone off Real's body. Police say they have evidence that Liliana's car was in the area of two of the murders.
Their bonds were set at $3,000.[12]

References[edit]


Cleophus Cooksey believed to be serial killer behind 9 deaths, police ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/.../a-suspected-serial-killer-could-be-behind-9-deaths-i...Jan 18, 2018 - Cleophus Cooksey Jr. has been in custody since his arrest by police in December for the fatal shooting of his mother and her husband. And on ...

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. charged in string of killings in Phoenix - ABC15 ...
https://www.abc15.com/.../cleophus-cooksey-jr-charged-in-string-of-killings-in-phoen...


Mar 5, 2018 - A convicted felon was formally charged with murder in eight shooting deaths in metro Phoenix late last year.

Suspected serial killer linked to nine deaths in Arizona, cops say
https://www.nbcnews.com/.../suspected-serial-killer-linked-nine-deaths-arizona-cops-s...


Jan 18, 2018 - Phoenix police say they've linked Cleophus Cooksey Jr.to nine killings, the second suspected serial killer discovered in the past year.

Suspected Phoenix serial killer was an aspiring rapper - CNN
https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/19/us/phoenix-suspected-serial-killer.../index.html


Jan 19, 2018 - Before he was suspected of nine murders in Phoenix, Cleophus Cooksey was trying to be a rapper.

Serial killer? Cleophus Cooksey tied to 9 attacks in Phoenix
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/18/.../1044458001/


Jan 18, 2018 - Cleophus Cooksey Jr. was arrested on the spot, minutes after police ... More: Phoenix police: 9 murder victims ranged in age from 21 to 56.