Cooper jury trial set for March 2020

HAMILTON -  A jury trial date has been scheduled for double-homicide suspect Jimmy Cooper, according to court documents.
A court order filed on Thursday, Nov. 21, by 25th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Lee Carter sets Cooper’s trial on Monday, March 9, 2020—more than four years following the Feb. 10, 2016, shootings that claimed the lives of two victims.
Arraignment was held for Cooper on Monday, Nov. 18, where he was formally read his indictment of two capital murder charges and first-degree kidnapping.
Cooper is accused of shooting and killing Linda Cole at her accounting office, Lawler & Cole, and Donny Miller at Hamilton attorney Scott Hunt’s office on Feb. 10, 2016, in downtown Hamilton. The Marion County District Attorney’s Office plans on seeking the death penalty.
During his arraignment on Nov. 18, Cooper entered the pleas of “not guilty” and “not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect” to all charges against him. He may amend his plea up to the trial date.


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