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COOK, DAVID: When Life Means Life TV - Daily Mail online -
A man who twice turned to murder more than twenty years apart. A man who turned on his friends. He duped a whole community and used extreme violence. When Life Means Life s2e2, CI 2013
He had twice been jailed for violent robberies. ibid.
A court heard the violent death of Mr Hill had a ‘chilling similarity’ to his strangulation of teacher Beryl Maynard in 1987.
And yesterday Cook was jailed for a second life term and told there is no chance of ever getting freed again.
Judge John Griffith Williams QC told him: ‘This is the second murder you have committed.
‘The seriousness of this offence is extremely high and I have to impose on you a whole life order. You will never be considered for release.’
Evil Cook killed Good Samaritan Mrs Maynard after she befriended him while he was in prison. But he robbed and killed her at her home.
And then more than 20 years later, he befriended new neighbour Mr Hill – before robbing and killing him in a similar way.
The judge told him: ‘You are a pathological liar who will tell any lie to further your self-interest.’ Daily Mail online article Ted Thornhill 2nd May 2012
COOKE, SAM murder: Lady, You Shot Me: Life & Death of Sam Cooke TV - The Two Killings of Sam Cooke 2019 -
Sam Cooke: Everyone knows his songs but hardly anyone knows his story … On December 11th 1964 the inconceivable happens: a tragic fall from the heights of stardom. Sam Cooke, one of the most talented singers and music producers of his generation, was shot in a seedy motel. Lady, You Shot Me: Life and Death of Sam Cooke, Sky Arts 2018
‘Lady [Bertha Franklin], you shot me.’ ibid. reputed last words
‘Sam is the father of modern soul music.’ The Two Killings of Sam Cooke, fan, Netflix 2019
He was a complicated black man in a complicated world. ibid.
These were the early stages of black power. ibid.
His very mysterious death was just the most improbable death for Sam Cooke. ibid.
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1981 on the day of the royal wedding an eight-year-old boy goes missing and disappears off the streets of London in broad daylight. Seven months later his partial remains are found. In the Footsteps of Killers s2e2: Vishal Mehrotra
‘The abuse from certain teachers was shocking.’ ibid. schoolfriend
‘They followed so many leads that they ended up going nowhere.’ ibid. journalist
Fairgrounds, travelling showmen were an important line of enquiry. Goodwood races might be another lead. And there’s even a witness who saw suspicious activity by the copse. ibid.
Catweasel: That man is Leslie Bailey, who is a notorious predatory paedophile. ibid.
Seen on the tube with an Asia boy. ibid.
The leader of this group of men was Sydney Cooke. Hissing Sid, he was known as … an evil man. ibid. witness
Do you think Cooke has killed more victims? ibid.
COOMBES, BARBARA: The Killer Within TV -
At a police station near Manchester a woman made a bizarre admission: ‘She just walked into the inquiry counter and told the inquiry counter clerk that she’d killed her father and buried his body in the garden.’ The Killer Within: Barbara Coombes: A Daughter’s Revenge, rozzer, Sky Crime 2021
‘She had been seriously sexually abused by her father over a period of time.’ ibid. brief
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A man who terrorised a Welsh community for more than a decade and who nearly got away with murder. He was a one-man crime wave. Responsible for armed robberies, a brutal rape and four shocking murders. He was a local celebrity who no-one suspected. When Life Means Life: John Cooper, 2013
A troublemaker from an early age. As Cooper matured he gave the impression of a family man. ibid.
Cooper even appeared on the popular television gameshow Bullseye. ibid.
Police seized hundreds of items. ibid.
In Pembrokeshire a serial burglar and armed robber has been sentenced to sixteen years in prison. ibid.
In 1985 ... a brother and sister had been shot dead and their farmhouse torched. ibid.
Forensic science had made a breakthrough. ibid.
Cooper was charged with four murders, an armed robbery, rape and indecent assault. ibid.
In September 2011 John William Cooper lodged an application to appeal against his convictions. ibid.
It’s all lies. John Cooper
In May 1989 John William Cooper went on Bullseye, a prime-time ITV programme watched by seventeen million. He had murdered two people. Within three weeks of this filming he had murdered two more on that same coastline. Real Crime with Mark Austin: The Game Show Killer, ITV 2011
The rural Pembrokeshire coast, West Wales ... In 1989 it became the scene of an horrific crime ... The killer had terrified Peter Dixon into giving him his pin number and he’d used it to withdraw £300 from cash-points in the area. ibid.
Cooper had a history of violence. ibid.
In March 1996 ... Five young teenagers walking through fields in Milford Haven were subjected to a terrifying attack. ibid.
The evidence found connected him to twenty-nine burglaries and an armed robbery. ibid.
The twenty-year-old spot of blood on John Cooper’s shorts was Peter Dixon’s. ibid.
This is the moment when detectives arrested one of Britain’s most cunning serial killers. But this story started 20 years earlier on a game show watched by millions across the country. Susanna Reid, Police Tapes: The Game Show Serial Killer, ITV 2018
In the 1980s two horrific double murders … ‘a Pembrokeshire brother and sister’ … Four years later the killer struck again … ‘51-year-old Peter Dixon and his 52-year-old wife Gwenda were found shot dead.’ ibid. news reports
‘We’ve just had a call from John Cooper. His wife’s dead. We think he murdered her.’ ibid. rozzer
In 2011 John Cooper was found guilty of four murders. Forensic fibres also linked him to an unsolved rape, and an unsolved sexual assault of two teenagers. He is one of the few prisoners in the UK serving a life term without parole. ibid.