Suspect In Decker Lane Murder Turns Himself In

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The person accused of killing a man in East Austin in June turned himself in Thursday night.Cordele Anthony Hopes is charged with the June 29 murder of Ricky Lynn Shepherd Jr.
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TISH

North Pole, AK

#1 Sep 18, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU CORDELE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW BUT I'M HURTING FOR YOU. I'VE KNOWN YOU TOO LONG TO BELIEVE YOU WOULD DO SUCH A CRIME THAT YOU'RE CHARGED WITH. I LOVE YOU, AND I PRAY THAT ANGELS ARE ON YOUR SIDE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. KEEP YOUR HEAD UP AND KNOW THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS FROM "THE ROBERSON FAMILY"
BFW

Pflugerville, TX

#2 Jun 29, 2008
Thank God this thug/ killer went to prison for this horrible murder. I hope he rots.
jch

Pflugerville, TX

#3 Jul 2, 2008
He was a thug on the loose. Now he's gonna get the goose in the callaboose. He'll make a good girlfriend.
wws

United States

#5 Aug 1, 2008
TO ALL THOUGHS WHO HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT CORDELE HOPES,YA'LL ARE SOME OF THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS HATEING TRYING TO BE LIKE HIM OR JUST NINJAS RIDEN HIS JOC TRYING TO GET 15 MINUTES OF HIS SPOTLIGHT. STEP DOWN PIMP CAUSE THE DON WILL BE BACK WITH THE LAST LAUGH & NOT ONLY THAT EVERYBODY KNOW CORLEON AIN'T NO H**!!!!!!!!
Ken

Austin, TX

#6 Sep 7, 2008
Yea!!! Folks want to be like Hopes. He's a thrice
convicted felon, drug dealer and murderer. He got
his 15 minutes of fame and now Hopes has 25 years
in prison. It's too bad Hopes couldn't fight that
dude in the parking lot like a man. Instead Hopes
snuck up on him, shot him in the head and ran. He
destroyed three families (including his own) with
his senseless brutality. Just disgusting. >:(
hereforgood

Walnut Creek, CA

#7 Sep 7, 2008
wws wrote:
TO ALL THOUGHS WHO HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT CORDELE HOPES,YA'LL ARE SOME OF THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WAS HATEING TRYING TO BE LIKE HIM OR JUST NINJAS RIDEN HIS JOC TRYING TO GET 15 MINUTES OF HIS SPOTLIGHT. STEP DOWN PIMP CAUSE THE DON WILL BE BACK WITH THE LAST LAUGH & NOT ONLY THAT EVERYBODY KNOW CORLEON AIN'T NO H**!!!!!!!!
WHAT? Speak english........
Rod

Austin, TX

#8 Sep 21, 2008
Another gangster wannabe off the streets.
Rip

Pflugerville, TX

#9 Dec 25, 2008
I hear Hopes iz called Cordelia now. He's meeting
real men now and doesn't have his gun.:D
LIL_ Ms_Hopes

Austin, TX

#10 Apr 21, 2009
yall b****s neen to stay off my daddy dick! f*** all yall hell be back and we gone see if yall h**s still flapin yall d*** beaters IF DAT BITCH WOULD HAVE KEEP HER D*** BEATERS SHUT DAT S*** WOULDNT HAVE HAPPEND BUT YALL NOAE SO F***IN HIGH UP IN HER A** YALL EYES IS WIDE SHUT
P.S. MY DADDY STILL HOLDIN IT DOWN
lover

Austin, TX

#11 May 7, 2009
I hope this man pays for what he did...people like him should burn in hell...who are you to play god?
He is a coward for doing what he did,when you fight you fight with fists not weapons...wether you win or lose you live to tell about it.
WEapons are for wimps who cant fight. This is why his ass should of got and education and stayed in school and stayed of the streets...rest in peace
TISH

Anchorage, AK

#13 May 22, 2009
Its funny how every1 dat made such negative comments dont have yall real names posted up....lol! Unless you know wut happend; how could u pass judgment on any1!?! Only God can judge. Furthermore,..."Mr. Ken",if you knew Cordele....den u should know he'd neva sneek up on folks! U were right about 1 thing n ur comment,.... a lotta lives were messed up n all dat happened. EVERY1 is hurting. All of the families need love and support. Education doesnt have n e thing 2 do wit the cards ur dealt wit n life. If he had a degree would it had of stopped him from pulling the trigger. There r people n corporate america, police officers, military people killing folks also. Cordele isn't a "Thugg, Gansta or Killer". He is a man that made a wrong decission and is paying the price for that wrongfull decission now. Again as i said b 4 IF U (meaning any1) WERENT THERE OR DONT KNOW THE FACTS, ALL THE FACTS, THEN U SHOULDNT B PASSING JUDGEMENT!!! May God continute to keep n comfort all the families especially the children that have been and will b affected by this whole ordeal. Everything in life happens for a reason good or bad. God has a plan and a reason for doing it all. We might not like it but its his plan. There r a lot of people n the world that say they r "GROWN", when n fact have a lotta "GROWING UP" 2 do. Just bcuz u turn 21 doesnt make u grown, it makes u legal. Instead of all the negative remarks and energy, b an "ADULT" n start thinking of ways n things u can do 2 STOP all the violance and crimes going on!!! Its easy 2 talk bad about sum1 or a situation, but "WUT HAVE U DONE LATELY" about all da crime going on n ur neighborhood, city, town,...etc??????? Further more dont talk about wut u think u know, or wut uve heard, speak on wut u know! Once again, luv, blessings n prayers Cordele. Luv ya
TISH

Anchorage, AK

#14 May 22, 2009
LIL_ Ms_Hopes wrote:
yall b****s neen to stay off my daddy dick! f*** all yall hell be back and we gone see if yall h**s still flapin yall d*** beaters IF DAT BITCH WOULD HAVE KEEP HER D*** BEATERS SHUT DAT S*** WOULDNT HAVE HAPPEND BUT YALL NOAE SO F***IN HIGH UP IN HER A** YALL EYES IS WIDE SHUT
P.S. MY DADDY STILL HOLDIN IT DOWN
My, my, myyyyyyyyyy! Such vulgar language niece! ;).luv ya
MrPeabody

Austin, TX

#16 Mar 23, 2010
Hopes was an unemployable deadbeat hoodlum and convicted PCP dealer on a fast track to nowhere and everyone knew it. He was too scared to fight Shepherd with his gang in the store, so they chased the couple down and Hopes shot Shepherd in the head at the traffic light. After the cowardly murder, Hopes' crew ran like scared rabbits from a Chihuahua. It's really sad that the African American Community sometimes justifies the actions of these stupid lowlifes. At the trial, I was surprised when he was only given a light sentence of 25 years, but he had some good lawyers. Some of you obviously don't know anything about the murder or the trial. Please go back to school, learn how to write and form intelligent opinions.
Laura

Austin, TX

#18 Mar 24, 2010
you have 2 be a special kind of scumbag to shoot an unarmed person when they are running away from your gun. you never live that down and will probably be treated the same way someday. I hope Hope's children learn from the many mistakes of their father.
BOBBY REESE JR

Austin, TX

#20 Apr 5, 2010
BURN N HELL BYTCH 25YEARS YOU WILL NEVER MAKE IT OUT ALIVE LOL
pedro

United States

#21 Apr 9, 2010
don do da crime if u kant do da time in prison. he gonna get da devels fire later when he die. snich on all these lowlif east a-town thugs.
pls

Fort Worth, TX

#22 Dec 23, 2010
I love you kinfolk. And keep your head up.
Alexi

Austin, TX

#23 Jan 18, 2011
Too black people killing black people in east austin. dr. king is rolling over in his grave.
Shane

Los Angeles, CA

#24 Jul 18, 2011
Was loved up with Cordelle at the Pack 2 unit in Navasota. He was one of the kindest, nicest dudes u could meet. He held it down but did it without being a jerk...I hope he has a good life and his family does OK cause he stresses so hard about em. God bless Cordelle...keep ur head up...One of the people I actually remember and miss from being in there.
Shane

Los Angeles, CA

#25 Jul 18, 2011
Locked up...excuse me

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