Execution Date Set for Black Rapist Who Killed White Student

Philadelphia CBS Local
October 22, 2014

Lindsey Bonistall was raped and murdered back in 2005.

A Delaware judge has set a Dec. 4 execution date for a man convicted of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.

The judge resentenced James E. Cooke on Monday following the state Supreme Court’s rejection of an appeal in July.

The execution date is a formality, however, as a new round of appeals gets under way.

The 43-year-old Cooke was convicted of the 2005 murder of 20-year-old Lindsey Bonistall of White Plains, New York.

James E. Cooke was retried, convicted and sentenced to death again in 2012.

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