Thursday, July 26, 2018

John Lee Cowell Oakland Bart Stabbing Suspect

John Lee Cowell Oakland Bart Stabbing Suspect --- ===

Sunday July 22, 2018 John Lee Cowell Oakland Bart Stabbing Suspect Anonymous tip leads to arrest of suspect in Oakland BART platform stabbing (1)   At McArthur BART train station in Oakland California Cowell Cowell, white male allegedly slit the throat of black woman 18-year-old Nia Wilson killing her and injuring sister and Letifah Wilson Sunday night was arrested without incident Monday night.  Police apprehended 27-year-old John Lee Cowell, a paroled felon, on a BART train nearly 24 hours after he allegedly attacked sisters Nia and Letifah Wilson in a vicious stabbing at the MacArthur station in Oakland. An anonymous caller had tipped police that Cowell had boarded an Antioch-bound train, reports the San Francisco Gate.  Cowell   had a long criminal record, at 18 beating and up a man and punching his daughter, in another 5 times afterwards and fare beating four days before the stabbing (4)

A week later, officials don't have enough evidence to black claims it was anti-black hate crime  as Cowell's family released a statement that said he had been struggling with mental illness. The victim's family members feel the murder should be considered a hate crime regardless of proven cause(5)

Alternative theory:  Similar to Lubeck muslim bus stabbing case, Iranian has no religion or political motivation, claims mental illness, could there be a global connection in these attacks? Why is a white American committing a stabbing attack on transit like a German Iranian, and neither has religious or political connections?


In this photo released Monday, July 23, 2018, by Bay Area Rapid Transit is John Lee Cowell, a suspect wanted in the stabbings of two women at a BART station in Oakland, Calif. A man fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman in the neck and wounded her sister as they exited a train at a Northern California subway station in what officials said Monday appeared to be a random attack. The suspect attacked the sisters Sunday night as they left a train at the Bay Area Rapid Transit's MacArthur Station in Oakland. He then fled, BART spokesman Jim Allison said. (Bay Area Rapid Transit via AP) Photo: Associated Press



*Footnotes


  • (1) John Lee Cowell arrest in stabbing at Oakland BART station ... Washington Times  ... a Bay Area Rapid Transit rider led them to 27-year-old John Lee Cowell.
  • (2) MacArthur BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell arrested, accused ... cbs news   Cowella allegedly pulled out a knife at the MacArthur BART station Sunday evening and slashed Nia Wilson across the neck before stabbing her sister, Latifa Wilson, and fleeing the scene. Nia's wound proved to be fatal and she died at the scene. Her sister was being treated at a local hospital.
  • (3) Parolee arrested in fatal 'prison-yard type' stabbing of woman at ... Los Angeles Times www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-oakland-bart-stabbing-20180723-story.html  stabbing of two sisters at an Oakland train station late Sunday night, which left an ...
  • (4) BART station stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell's violent  past  New York Post July 25, 2018 https://nypost.com/2018/07/25/bart-stabbing-suspect-has-dark-and-violent-past/  He just wasn’t in a normal state of mind,” a former neighbor told the San Francisco Chronicle on Tuesday, citing repeated fights with his father.  “He would come and would just start  isrespecting his dad   included at least two restraining orders for threatening violence.  In 2013, he was reportedly convicted of battery for an apparent attack in Walnut Creek. Cops arrested him two years later for being under the influence of methamphetamine and sentenced him to 90 days in jail. Cowell used a fake gun and box cutter to threaten the life of a security guard who reportedly caught him stealing. homicidal threats to a hospital receptionist. 2009 beatdown in Concord happened right down the street from the trailer park where Cowell reportedly lived.    victim, 51-year-old Shane Glick, had been upset about his residence being burglarized and confronted Cowell and several other teens who were hanging out nearby.   As Glick was talking to them, Cowell started pummeling him before eventually socking his daughter after she came outside to assess the situation   released from prison in May, according to the Chronicle. ... supposed to do two years in state lockup — starting in October 2016 — but got released early 
  • (5) Officials still don't know why a white man allegedly stabbed a black woman to death in a subway station CNN  https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/27/us/nia-wilson-murder-bart-stabbing-trnd/index.html Wilson's father, Ansar Muhammed, [muslim father?] said, according to CNN affiliate KRON. "She was so beautiful, so inspirational, had dreams, you know?" "All I want is justice for my daughters."





*Tags
  • Anonymous tip leads to arrest of suspect in Oakland BART stabbing (1) 
  • Criminal record with mostly petty theft and other misdemeanors
  • Homeless: transient with a history of violence.(2) 
  • Mental health terrorist
  • Motive unclear
  • Multiple killing: 2 
  • Parolee (3)
  • Race: white male suspect black female victims Nia wilson
  • Stabbing
  • Terrorist-like attack
  • Transit attack: train 
*Sources

Manhunt underway for suspect in fatal stabbing on BART platform in Oakland CBS News EDITOR'S NOTE: John Lee Cowell, the suspect in fatal stabbing, has been arrested.

Police capture suspect in fatal stabbing on BART platform in Oakland - CBS News

Man arrested in 'vicious' California Bart train stabbing - BBC News

WATCH LIVE: Suspect captured, community marches through Oakland to mourn BART stabbing ... - KGO-TV

Timeline: BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell's criminal record ...
abc7news.com/timeline-bart-stabbing-suspects-criminal-record/3817256/
The suspect in the BART stabbing, John Lee Cowell, has a criminal record with mostly petty theft and other misdemeanors -- probably nothing ...

Timeline: BART stabbing suspect John Lee Cowell's criminal record ...
abc7news.com/timeline-bart-stabbing-suspects-criminal-record/3817256/
 The suspect in the BART stabbing, John Lee Cowell, has a criminal record with mostly petty theft and other misdemeanors -- probably nothing ...

Suspected BART killer charged with murder, father of slain teen calls ...
https://www.sfgate.com/.../Suspected-BART-killer-to-appear-in-court-father-1310418...
 In this photo released Monday, July 23, 2018, by Bay Area Rapid Transit is John Lee Cowell, a suspect wanted in the stabbings of two women ...

The protests over Nia Wilson's murder, explained - Vox
https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/7/25/.../nia-wilson-murder-john-lee-cowell-bart
 On Monday, John Lee Cowell, 27, was arrested for the attack, ending a one-day manhunt. But the attack has remained in the news throughout ...

Suspect arraigned in stabbing death at MacArthur BART station - by ...
www.sfexaminer.com/suspect-arraigned-stabbing-death-macarthur-bart-station/
 John Lee Cowell, 27, was arraigned Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court in the stabbing death of Nia Wilson and an attack on her ...

Nia Wilson Had Big Plans. Then She Was Killed in a BART Station ...
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/25/us/nia-wilson-bart-stabbing.html23 hours ago - Nia, 18, had an upcoming job interview, a sister said. ... Nia Wilson, 18, was fatallystabbed after getting off a train with her sisters at a Bay Area ...

Man Arrested in Horrific Stabbing Death of Nia Wilson; Bay Area ...
https://www.theroot.com/man-arrested-in-horrific-stabbing-death-of-nia-wilson-1827... BART police image of John Cowell, 27, who was apprehended on Monday night for allegedly fatally stabbing Nia Wilson, 18, and injuring her ...

The protests over Nia Wilson's murder, explained - Vox
https://www.vox.com/identities/2018/7/25/.../nia-wilson-murder-john-lee-cowell-bart
Nia Wilson, 18, and her sister, 26-year-old Lahtifa, were simply changing trains at a Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station in Oakland, ...

Suspect in deadly BART stabbing of Nia Wilson due in court - Story ...
www.ktvu.com/news/suspect-in-deadly-bart-stabbing-of-nia-wilson-due-in-court
 John Lee Cowell, accused of fatally stabbing 18-year-old Nia Wilson at Oakland's MacArthur BART station Sunday night, is due in court ...

Celebrities mourn victim in Bay Area train station stabbing - CBS News
https://www.cbsnews.com/.../celebrities-mourn-victim-nia-wilson-in-bay-area-train-sta...
Hollywood stars don't want the death of Nia Wilson to be forgotten, and they're using their social media platforms to raise awareness.

18 Year Old Nia Wilson Fatally Stabbed At BART Station - Refinery29
https://www.refinery29.com › Election 2016 › News › Politics › The Latest › US News
Nia Wilson, an 18-year-old Black woman, died after a white man stabbed her without provocation on a Bay Area Rapid Transit train station in ...

Nia Wilson death: Actress Anne Hathaway rips white privilege
https://www.mercurynews.com/.../in-wake-of-bart-stabbing-oscar-winner-anne-hatha...
 Oscar-award winning actress Anne Hathaway used Instagram to call out white privilege in the aftermath of the stabbing death of Nia Wilson on ...

San Fran straphangers on edge after third BART murder By Kalah Siegel July 24, 2018 New York Post  San Francisco-area straphangers are on edge Tuesday following the third homicide on Bay Area Rapid Transit in less than a week. The most recent attack, on Sunday night, left 18-year-old Nia Wilson dead, and her sister, Latifa, seriously injured when a madman attacked them with a knife at the MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station, according to BART officials.