Wow, with friends like you, who needs enemies? I mean, inviting a wholesale rebuking of your sentiments like that without being equipped with facts to support your flimsy and specious assertions, you might as well have illustrated the depravity and ineptitude, the heinousness and folly, all on your own. But to wit, you have opened the floodgate of response by an informed party, namely brother and step-brother to the victims. And yes, that is correct, you read it right, victims. Read on, you need to know just how wrong you are, and it will be available for everyone reading to bear witness.ian was a smart kid and its a shame to see him go off the deep end. I wish he fixed his life up the first time he got caught. its a shame that he had to do this. and i dont think we will ever know what actually caused this crime, whether it was the drugs, he was trying to steal a large amount of cash, or ian just went crazy. the kids he robbed were BIG BIG TIME drug dealers
You say that Ian Cooke, the convicted slimeball murderer who shot both my brother and step-brother at close range with a sawed off shotgun, acquired a couple of weeks prior, under discussion of the impact it would have on a human victim, and in discussion of the loudness of such a modified weapon, was in fact a smart kid. Could you provide some evidence of this? Keep in mind that the evidence to the contrary that your evidence in the affirmative will have to surmount includes the overwhelming evidence that this was premeditated (see the factual information in the first sentence of this paragraph), and despite this planning, he failed to carry out his plan successfully. That no contingency was accounted for, and in fact, his first action in contingency, was to call his father to notify him of an altercation with what he characterized as "drug dealers", a phone call that turned out to be further damning evidence of his evil and selfish actions, the murder of my brothers. Also consider the ineptitude of assisting in his defense, the lack of testimony throughout which would provide anything exculpatory in nature, and his remarks at sentencing that were abbreviated, at times bordering on nonsensical, at other times providing further discredit to his claim of innocence, and illuminating the continued callousness, disregard, and idiocy that has characterized the entire substantive body of evidence from which to surmise his mental faculty. I mean, come on, he had four years to find something to say that wasn't totally ridiculous, inflammatory, and just plain stupid, ending awkwardly upon his apparent realization that pure gibberish was flowing from his skull, and he failed completely and entirely in that as well! I'm starting to think you're just putting me on, here, "friend", you couldn't have missed those facts, could you?
And as to some abrupt decision to go off the deep end, where have you been? Are you a new "friend"? Where were you in the two or three years leading up to this when he threatened to harm people in school, constructed pipe bombs, stole a dozen guns from his father, sawed off one or more of those shotguns, and professed to his other friend that has stated Ian wanted to see someone die? That friend has stated it was apparent that this little monster should never have had access to any such guns and that it was well known by those who knew him that this was the case. And the facts of the case are now unsealed, due to the fact that he violated the probation he was on for those crimes by MURDERING TWO PEOPLE.
And to your obviously flawed and idiotic assertion that my brothers were BIG BIG TIME Drug dealers,give me a break. That depends on your definition of BIG BIG TIME, now doesn't it? Would thaty characterization be made of individuals who left no estate behind, that had nothing to leave to their kin other than a few personal effects and a bill for their funerals? Would that characterize individuals with CONTINUED