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The Scoop 11-3
Cooke perfect case for death
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Tears echoed through the courtroom Wednesday afternoon as Kelly Dodson told jurors why her ex-husband should get the maximum penalty for stabbing her parents to death.Bryan Cooke had been found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder about an hour earlier. Now it was up to the jury to decide if he would be sentenced to life in prison, or life in prison without possibility of parole.Jurors gave Cooke the maximum penalty they could deliver, life in prison without possibility of parole. The decision means Cooke will never again live outside the walls and fences of a prison.My immediate thought is what purpose does it serve to keep Cooke alive for what could be decades, all so he can live in a cell?