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Monday, April 28, 2008

[MI] Sgt Cobb - arrested in plot that killed his wife Rose, has been released

..."We don't like it, but we understand the process. The only thing, at this point, that is going to make us happy is for Sgt. Cobb to be charged and put away for a very long time"...

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Police Dept. suspends cop accused of hiring hitman to kill wife without pay
Detroit Free Press
By NAOMI R. PATTON
April 24, 2008
A Detroit police officer, accused of hiring a man to kill his wife in January, was suspended without pay by the Detroit Board of Police Commissioners this afternoon. Sgt. David Cobb, 38, was arrested at his home on Detroit’s east side Sunday morning after an alleged hit man, arrested Saturday, told police the sergeant hired him to kill his wife, Rose Cobb, 47. But Cobb has not been charged with hiring the hit man, because Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said: "There is no admissible evidence to charge him at this time." He was released from jail Tuesday. Fred Walker, an attorney with the Detroit Police Lieutenants & Sergeants Association representing Cobb at the board meeting, argued that Cobb deserved to keep his pay, because he “has not been charged.with any crime.” Despite Cobb’s release, Vincent Smothers, 27, of Shelby Township, who told police he is a professional hit man responsible for seven killings, was charged Tuesday in 36th District Court with first-degree murder charge for Rose Cobb’s Dec. 26 shooting death. A second man, Marzell Black, 20, of Detroit, was arraigned on a charge of solicitation of a murder... [Full article here]

Cop goes free in his wife's slaying Worthy says case short on evidence
Detroit Free Press
By Ben Schmitt & Eric D. Lawrence
April 23, 2008
When Taneeka Gary got a personal phone call from the Wayne County prosecutor Tuesday morning, she was devastated to hear that the Detroit police sergeant held as a suspect in her aunt's slaying was walking free... the news still brought the family of victim Rose Cobb to tears. "It is very disheartening that he is arrested one minute and then released"... Despite Cobb's release, Vincent Smothers, 27, of Shelby Township, who told police he is a professional hit man responsible for seven killings, was arraigned in 36th District Court on Tuesday on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the Dec. 26 shooting death of Rose Cobb. A second man, Marzell Black, 20, of Detroit, was arraigned on a charge of solicitation of a murder... Police said Smothers told them David Cobb offered him $10,000 to kill Rose Cobb. "The only evidence that was presented to us that connects Sgt. Cobb with this murder are the statements of defendants Smothers and Black," [Prosecutor Kym] Worthy said. "Under the law, Smothers and Black cannot be compelled to testify." According to a report in the court file, David Cobb was dating Marzell Black's mother, Sheila Black, while he was married to Rose Cobb. Sheila Black told police that David Cobb asked her if she knew someone with a gun. She said no, according to the investigator's report, but her son may. She said she introduced Cobb to her son, Marzell Black. The report says Shelia Black told police that Cobb told her to open a bank account so he could deposit money in it for Marzell Black... Marzell Black acted as the go-between and drove Smothers to the killing site, a CVS pharmacy... David Cobb met twice with Smothers to plan the slaying and supplied him with gloves, according to the report. He also told Smothers to throw away the gun, the report indicates... Gary, Rose Cobb's niece, said Worthy assured her that the investigation is not over. "We don't like it, but we understand the process. The only thing, at this point, that is going to make us happy is for Sgt. Cobb to be charged and put away for a very long time." Gary said she spoke to David Cobb hours after the shooting, and he was evasive. "His exact words were: 'I'm really tired, and I'm gonna take a nap,' " Gary said. "It's like he was avoiding us."... [Full article here]

1 comment:

  1. Never In My Life, Have I Ever Seen Anyone Get Away With Anything Evil Without Being Punished...

    Think About It! From The Plantation House to The White House, Truth Will Prevail.

    May The Almighty God Bless The Family Of The Precious Rose...

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