Gag order issued in Cooper case

HAMILTON - A gag order has been issued in Jimmy Cooper’s case by 25th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Lee Carter.
According to official court documents, Carter handed down the order on Tuesday, Feb. 25, prohibiting lawyers, law firms, government agencies, law enforcement officers, court personnel, witnesses and legal representatives from making any extrajudicial statements or releasing any information concerning the case.
Cooper, 61, Hamilton, is expected to be tried this summer concerning his alleged involvement in the murders of Linda Cole and Donny Miller in downtown Hamilton on Feb. 10, 2016. He also faces two additional kidnapping charges.
The District Attorney’s Office of the 25th Judicial Circuit Court is seeking the death penalty.


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