Philadelphia CBS Local
October 22, 2014
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.