Brad Cooper Case

Brad1I previously covered the fact that Judge Gessner refused to allow any information about comments made by Bella Cooper that morning. I’ve now had a chance to review a few parts of the trial transcript that were blacked out and I want to highlight the magnitude of the exclusion of this information because it had the potential to significantly influence the path of the investigation had it been pursued.

Clea Morwick was watching the two Cooper children the afternoon of July 12th, the day that Nancy Cooper disappeared.  At some point, Bella (age 4 1/2 at the time) told Clea that she saw her mother that morning and that she was wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt.  This is very important because it conflicts with the State’s very early theory – that Brad murdered Nancy after she returned from the party shortly after midnight.  The information actually supported the…

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