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Chicago Cop Killer Gets Life

March 27, 2012  | 

Cook County Judge Nicholas Ford on Tuesday sentenced Lamar Cooper to life in prison for gunning down Chicago Police officer Nathaniel Taylor Jr. on Sept. 28, 2008.

"I hope you live a long long life behind bars so you can remember what you did for the rest of your life," Ford said.

In January, a Cook County jury rejected Cooper's claims that he couldn't see Taylor's badge and mistakenly thought he was on the cusp of being robbed as the narcotics officer approached his car early that morning, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Comments (3)

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Frank @ 3/27/2012 5:23 PM

Thanks for nothing Judge! I prefer the death sentence. What ever happened to the Federal bill for killing any Police Officer? The rate this country and the Justice System is going we are going to need lots of prisons.

BV @ 3/27/2012 6:02 PM

Unfortunately Illinois no longer has the death penalty. Judge Ford provided the best sentence he could. I should mention that Judge Ford is one of the best judges in cook county.

michael @ 3/27/2012 11:28 PM

The justice system is broken, this AH should have been give a death sentence........it is pretty sad day when the state limits a judges ability to give a proper sentencing.......hopefully this AH will cross the wrong guy and get what he deserves in prison.

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