Leader Blues

Friday, July 07, 2006

TOP STORY >> Wife charged in murder of her husband

BY RICK KRON
Leader staff writer

A week after celebrating her 53rd birthday, a Sherwood woman is in jail charged in the shooting death of her husband. She supposedly shot and killed her husband during an argument early Friday morning in their Sherwood apartment.

Carolyn Cooper, 53, of 9901 Brockington Road, Apt. B-14, was charged with first-degree murder and is in the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility with a bond set at $500,000.

The murder, the first for the city since Oct. 3, 2003, is still under investigation. But according to information released by the police so far, officers responded to the apartment at 1:04 a.m. and found Gregory W. Cooper, 55, shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He was apparently shot during an argument.

No court dates had been set as of Friday afternoon.