Date set for death-penalty decision by Cooper prosecutors
Brad Cooper will learn on Dec. 5 whether Wake County prosecutors will seek the death penalty if he is convicted of killing his wife.Posted — Updated
A grand jury on Monday indicted Cooper, 35, for first-degree murder more than three months after his wife's body was found in an undeveloped subdivision three miles from the Coopers' Cary home. A state medical examiner's autopsy found she had likely been strangled.
Claiming Cooper was emotionally abusive to his wife in the months prior to her death; Nancy Cooper's family filed for and was granted temporary custody of the Coopers' two young daughters.
Cooper remained Thursday evening in the Wake County Jail without bond.
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