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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

[AR][TN] Ex-Officer Gardner competent to face trial for shooting his girlfriend Marie Cogburn in the back, killing her

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EX-POLICE OFFICER COMPETENT FOR MURDER TRIAL
Associated Press
November 3, 2009 11:54 AM ET
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - A former Murfreesboro police officer has been found mentally competent to stand trial for murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend. Forty-2-year-old Daniel Gardner is charged with first-degree murder in the Jan. 10 shooting death of 34-year-old Marie Cogburn. Cogburn was found dead in Gardner's home in Nashville with a gunshot wound to the back. Authorities say Gardner said he didn't mean to shoot Cogburn but said he "pulled the trigger." Gardner is being held in the Howard County jail on $200,000 bail. Prosecutor Bryan Chesshir says Gardner was a Murfreesboro police officer in the 1990s. [LINK]
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3 comments:

  1. and the purpose of this site is...?

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  2. NASHVILLE MAN GIVEN 20 YEAR PRISON SENTENCE FOR FIRST DEGREE MURDER - A 20 year prison sentence was given
    Wednesday to 43 year old Danny Gardner of Nashville. Gardner was charged in January 2009 with First Degree Murder in the
    death of his girlfriend, 34 year old Marie Cogburn. Authorities said Gardner shot Cogburn in the back with an AR-15 rifle following
    an argument at a residence on Lockesburg Street. 9th West District Prosecutor Bryan Chesshir said Gardner's plea agreement
    resulted in the toughest penalty under Arkansas law. Gardner must serve 70 percent of the sentence before he become's eligible for
    parole.

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