Brad Cooper Case

Having watched both the Cooper and Young trials, I couldn’t help noticing the conflicting ways in which the Wake county prosecutors addressed certain things.  It seems there is a double standard when it comes to the importance of statements made by young children, the importance of eyewitnesses and the importance of evidence found at the scene, depending on which side they support.

At the Cooper trial, prosecutors fought hard and were successful at keeping out any mention of the fact that Bella Cooper (age 4 1/2 at the time) told a neighbor that she saw her mother the morning she disappeared.  This was exculpatory and they are required to share all details of this with the defense, but because it went against their theory (that Brad murdered Nancy shortly after midnight) they never followed up with it by interviewing the child and they did everything possible to bar the information…

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