No. A156880.

54 Cal.App.5th 106 (2020)

268 Cal. Rptr. 3d 417

THE PEOPLE, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. RICHARD COOPER, Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, First District, Division One.

September 1, 2020.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Eric S. Multhap , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Lance E. Winters , Chief Assistant Attorney General, Jeffrey M. Laurence , Assistant Attorney General, Rene Chacon and Juliet B. Haley , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Defendant Richard Cooper was charged with two counts of murder for participating with another man in the horrific killing of a pregnant woman, Trenda Whitten, in 1994. Cooper ultimately pleaded no contest to one count of second degree murder, and in 1999 he was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.


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