Kerry Max Cook
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Four Stories - Kerry Max Cook | The Plea | FRONTLINE | PBS

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Cassidy Megon's comment, March 11, 2013 8:03 AM
Kerry Max Cook endured many things during his time locked up. He spent 13 years on death row. The man tried to kill himself twice and suffered through rape and abuse. In 1992, he went through another trial but the jurors could not come to a final decision. Once again, his case was tried, although he was only restored to death row.
Cassidy Megon's comment, March 11, 2013 8:15 AM
Cook's prosecution "was mishandled from the start," said by David Dobbs, the man who sent Cook to prison. Cook had a witness, but for this fourth trial, he was not wanted because of illegal methods to attempt to persuade the jury. Kerry could not be placed at the scene of the crime where the murder seemed to happened.
Cassidy Megon's comment, March 12, 2013 8:01 AM
After 22 years of hard times, semen was found on the victims underwear and the DNA was not Cook's. Even after everything, Cook was still considered guilty. Dobbs was set on making sure he was convicted of murder that would be with him forever. Of course he was set free, but he will never get back lost time or his honor back.
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Tami Yaklich's comment, March 20, 2013 9:10 PM
It might also be good to talk about the unreliability of witnesses and how they often end up being the persuasive means to wrongfully accusing/convicting people in court.
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Kerry Max Cook, Freed From Death Row, Hopes to Clear His Name

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The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals found that the conviction of Kerry Max Cook in the 1977 rape and murder of Linda Jo Edwards in Tyler, Tex., was tainted by prosecutorial and police misconduct.
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Cassidy Megon's comment, March 13, 2013 8:17 AM
It was stated that a man named Edward Jackson told the jury that Cook admitted to killing this woman, although, this statement proved to be false later on in the trial. There were many different wrong doings and evidence used throughout this trial. A witness said they knew that Cook earlier watched a movie that may have triggered him to sexual abuse Ms. Edwards.
Cassidy Megon's comment, March 13, 2013 8:32 AM
By the age of 42, Cook lost his brother from murder and his father died while in jail. He knew no matter what that he would be considered a "convicted murderer." In jail, the man was raped and abused many times and never once admitted that he was guilty. DNA later appeared to prove his guilt.
Cassidy Megon's comment, March 13, 2013 8:36 AM
After DNA testing the judge really wanted to keep this trial in Tyler, Texas. Its like he wanted to keep him in jail and prove his guiltiness. The misconduct could not work where they were. Cook just wanted things to be back to normal more then anything.