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Convicted killer to be sentenced Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A man convicted of raping and murdering a college student in 2005 is scheduled to be sentenced.

Forty-one-year-old James E. Cooke Jr. could be sentenced to death for killing University of Delaware student Lindsey Bonistall. A jury recommended that Cooke receive the death penalty.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that sentencing is set for Sept. 17 by Superior Court Judge Charles H. Toliver IV. Toliver is not required to follow the jury's recommendation.

 

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