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  • Culpeper Cop Who Shot and Killed Patricia Cook Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

    05/25/2013 10:31:58 PM PDT · by Altariel · 59 replies ^ | May 3, 2013 | Mike Riggs
    19Daniel Harmon-Wright, the police officer in Culpeper, Virginia, who shot and killed former Sunday school teacher Patricia Cook in February 2012, has been sentenced to three years in prison. This is what the jury recommended upon convicting Harmon-Wright of manslaughter three months ago. According to WJLA, the Cook family will proceed with its lawsuit against Harmon-Wright. Here's a brief recap of the damage done to Cook by Harmon-Wright: The first two rounds, fired at point-blank range, tore into Cook’s face and arm. Another round, fired as Cook was driving away from the shooter, entered her brain. A fourth round severed...
  • Former Culpeper police officer guilty of manslaughter

    01/30/2013 2:32:56 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 29, 2013 | Justin Jouvenal,
    A former Culpeper police officer was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and other charges Tuesday for killing a 54-year-old homemaker during a routine suspicious-vehicle check that spiraled out of control last February. A Culpeper Circuit Court jury deliberated for about nine hours before returning the verdict in the trial of Daniel Harmon-Wright, who fired seven shots into Patricia Cook’s Jeep Wrangler when she tried to drive away from the then-officer. He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison.
  • UPDATED: Widower of woman shot by Culpeper officer found dead

    11/21/2012 6:07:18 PM PST · by Altariel · 23 replies
    Inside Nova ^ | November 13, 2012 | Rhonda Simmons
    The widower of the woman shot and killed by a Culpeper police officer on North East Street in February was found dead in his Friendship Heights apartment Tuesday, seven months after his wife’s untimely death. According to Virginia State Police, a maintenance crew who entered Gary D. Cook’s apartment to conduct routine service for the apartment complex discovered his body. He was 62. Preliminary findings of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manassas revealed Cook died of natural causes, according to VPS spokeswoman Corinne Geller. Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Cook’s residence around...
  • Culpeper police officer Daniel Harmon-Wright pleads not guilty in death of Patricia Cook (Virginia)

    06/17/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT · by deks · 20 replies
    My Fox DC ^ | June 8, 2012 | Bob Barnard
    CULPEPER, Va. - June 8, 2012 A Culpeper police officer is free on $100,000 bond after pleading not guilty to murder and gun charges. Police have said Harmon-Wright was responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle in a church parking lot when he fatally shot 54-year-old Patricia A. Cook on Feb. 9. [Culpeper is halfway between Fairfax and Charlottesville in Culpeper County, Virginia] Video at link. . .Please see comment #1 for background concerning the murder of Patricia Cook, appointment of a special prosecutor and special investigative grand jury, and the indictment.
  • Culpeper officer indicted for murder in woman’s shooting

    05/31/2012 2:45:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies ^ | May 29, 2012 | Donnie Johnston
    A special investigative grand jury Tuesday handed down a murder indictment against the Culpeper town policeman who shot and killed a 54-year-old unarmed woman on Feb. 9. Thirty-two-year-old Daniel Harmon–Wright, aka Daniel Wayne Sullivan, aka Dan Wayne, turned himself in to Prince William County authorities Tuesday night near his home in Gainesville, sources said. According to the Virginia State Police, Harmon–Wright has been charged with one count of murder, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle, malicious shooting into an occupied vehicle resulting in a death and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The charges stem from...
  • Prosecutor requests grand jury probe in Pat Cook shooting

    04/09/2012 9:30:38 AM PDT · by Altariel · 5 replies
    Culpeper Star-Exponent ^ | April 2, 2012 | Allison Brophy Champion
    The special prosecutor assigned to review the Feb. 9 fatal shooting of local housewife Patricia Ann Cook by a Culpeper Police Officer has requested a special grand jury investigate the matter. Potential grand jurors from Culpeper could be summoned as early as next week to commence their work the first week of May, according to Fauquier County Commonwealth’s Attorney James P. Fisher. The special prosecutor said he was hopeful the grand jury review and evidentiary review could be complete by the end of June at which time all the forensic and scientific evidence would also be finalized. “Whether such an...
  • 54-Year-Old Woman Patricia Cook Killed in Police Shooting in Culpeper

    02/19/2012 10:16:11 AM PST · by Altariel · 183 replies · 3+ views
    My Fox DC ^ | February 10, 2012 | Audrey Barnes
    By AUDREY BARNES/myfoxdc CULPEPER, Va. - Investigators are trying to figure out what led to a police shooting that killed a 54-year-old woman in Culpeper. A telephone pole on North East Street is where police say the confrontation between Patricia Cook and a five-year veteran of the Town of Culpeper Police Department ended. Ironically, it began about 75 yards up the street outside of the church Cook attended. And if you had to pick a person least likely to be shot and killed by police, the victim's next door neighbor said it would be Patricia Cook. “She’s always talked really...