Clear and Convincing - Ep. 8 - CA v. Cooper, interview with SBCDA Jason Anderson
On June 2, 1983, Kevin Cooper, who had a long history of escpaes from prison and mental health facilities, walked away from the Chino Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino, California. Cooper had a long history of escape from prison facilities and mental hospitals. During the night of June 4, or early on the morning of June 5, Cooper entered the home of Doug and Peggy Ryen, where he beat, slashed and stabbed Doug, Peggy, and Jessica Ryen and family friend Christopher Hughes to death. The sole survivor was 8-year old Joshua. Cooper was convicted on February 19, 1985 and sentenced to death on May 15, 1985. Join Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. for Episode 8, California v. Cooper and our interview with San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson. We’ll talk to Mr. Anderson about Cooper’s most recent request for clemency, his request for an “innocence investigation” and the results of DNA testing recently ordered by outgoing Governor Brown and current Governor Newsome. We’re a live show and calls are always welcome at (347) 989‑1171. About Jason Anderson: Jason Anderson was elected as the 36th District Attorney of San Bernardino County on June 5, 2018. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1997 and served as a deputy district attorney for San Bernardino County from 1998 to 2014. He entered private practice in Rancho Cucamonga in 2014 and has been an adjunct professor teaching Criminal Procedure and Trial Advocacy at the University of LaVerne College of Law. He is a 2008 recipient of the Jennifer Brooks Lawyer of the Year Award, a 2012 recipient of the Above and Beyond Award and a 2018 recipient of the George W. Porter Criminal Trial Attorney Award.
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