Anthony and Nathaniel Cook

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Anthony Cook
Anthony H Cook (inmate).png
ODRC Mugshot
Born .
(1949-03-09) March 9, 1949 (age 69)
Criminal penalty 15 years to Life
Conviction(s) murder
Details
Victims 2 - 9+
Span of crimes
1973–1981
Country United States
State(s) Ohio
Imprisoned at Chillicothe Correctional Institution, Union Township, Ross County, Ohio
Nathaniel Cook
Nathaniel Cook (inmate).png
ODRC Mugshot
Born .
(1958-10-25) October 25, 1958 (age 59)
Criminal penalty 15 - 75 years
Conviction(s) murder
Details
Victims 2 - 9+
Span of crimes
1973–1981
Country United States
State(s) Ohio
Imprisoned at Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution, Lima, Ohio

Anthony and Nathaniel Cook are brothers who committed a string of racially motivated attacks against white people in the Toledo, Ohio area in the 1980s.[1]

On August 9, 2018, Nathaniel Cook was ordered to be released from prison and sent to a work-release transition program.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Anthony Cook was born on March 9, 1949, while Nathaniel was born on October 25, 1958.

In October 1981, Anthony was arrested and ultimately convicted of murdering a real estate agent. Authorities suspected that he and Nathaniel had committed other crimes, and continued their investigation. In the late 1990s when forensic DNA evidence became more sophisticated and reliable, Ohio authorities were able to link the Cook brothers to several unsolved murders.[4]

In 2000, Anthony pleaded guilty to nine counts of murder while Nathaniel pleaded guilty to three murders.[5] The Cook brothers would typically take advantage of young lovers who were parked in isolated locations, killing the men and then raping and killing the women. They committed other murders as well, dating back to 1973 and including the rape-murder of a 12-year-old girl.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walsh, Anthony (2005). "African Americans and Serial Killing in the Media: The Myth and the Reality". Homicide Studies Vol. 9 No. 4, November 2005, pp 271-291; DOI: 10.1177/1088767905280080
  2. ^ "Confessed killer Nathaniel Cook to be released from prison". August 9, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Re-entry program helps serial killer Nathaniel Cook adjust to life outside of prison". August 9, 2018. 
  4. ^ Reiter, Mark (2008). "True story of killings written by detective", The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
  5. ^ Seewer, John (2000). "2 admit 9 Toledo slayings in '80s" Associated Press, April 7, 2000