Tuesday, June 12, 2007

African-American murders white woman and tries to make crime look like the act of white supremacists

Associated Press:

A judge sentenced a man to death Wednesday for raping and strangling a University of Delaware student two years ago before torching her apartment in an attempt to destroy evidence.

The jury convicted James E. Cooke Jr. in March of first-degree murder, arson, rape, burglary and reckless endangering in the death of Lindsey M. Bonistall, whose body was found covered with charred debris in her bathtub.

Bonistall, who was white, was a 20-year-old sophomore. A handwriting analyst testified at trial that Cooke, who is black, had used a marker to write "KKK," "White Power" and other phrases on the walls of the apartment where Bonistall lived.

Cooke, 36, also told police in a 911 call before his arrest that Bonistall's death was part of a drug war involving white supremacists.

With DNA from semen in Bonistall's body and found under her fingernails pointing to Cooke, defense attorneys had asked jurors to find him guilty but mentally ill.

Cooke, who denied he was mentally ill, was banished from the courtroom after frequent outbursts, including one in which he had to be wrestled to the floor.

Local man charged in Bonistall murder

2 Comments:

At 3:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if he'd murdered a black woman then all that might've made sense.

Cooke, who denied he was mentally ill,...

If he came up with the KKK idea then maybe he isn't. Just really, really stupid.

 
At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Al said...

Can you imagine the uproar in the mainstream media if a white man had killed a black women and then tried to make it look like she had been killed by a bunch of blacks? Loudmouths like Sharpton and Jackson would be on TV every 5 minutes talking about this case.

 

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