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District attorney posts harsh response to ABA president’s support for Kevin Cooper clemency

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 22, 2016

San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos posted a harsh response on social media to the American Bar Association president who supports clemency for Chino Hills convicted killer Kevin Cooper.

“I am disgusted by the comments made by the president of the American Bar Association and the fact that they show no concern or respect for the victims and their families in this case,” Ramos posted on his professional Facebook page Wednesday. “Kevin Cooper committed the most horrendous crimes imaginable against the victims while they were in the sanctity of their home.”

In a letter sent to Gov. Brown on Monday, ABA president Paulette Brown cast “considerable doubt” that Cooper received due process and constitutional guarantees in his arrest, prosecution and conviction.

Cooper was found guilty of the June 1983 murders of Doug and Peggy Ryen, along with their daughter Jessica, 10, and 11-year-old Chris Hughes — a neighbor visiting the family. The Ryen’s youngest child, Joshua, 8, survived the attack.

Read the whole story at Daily Bulletin

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