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Monday, June 7, 2010

[MI] The man hired to kill Detroit Police Sgt. David Cobb's wife, Rose, pleads guilty to 8 murders

...[Detroit Police Sgt. David Cobb's wife, Rose] Cobb, 47, was killed while sitting in her van outside a pharmacy. Police said [Vincent] Smothers, wearing a ski mask, broke a window with a tire iron and...

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...Outside court, Rose Cobb's sister, Sheryl Gary, said she was satisfied with the plea deal...

DETROIT HIT MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 8 MURDERS
The Associated Press
Ed White
June 7, 2010
[Excerpts] A self-described hit man who once told police "I kill people for money" pleaded guilty Monday to eight murders, including the contract killing of a Detroit police officer's wife. Vincent Smothers pleaded guilty to eight counts of second-degree murder and a gun charge in exchange for a minimum sentence of 52 years in prison. With credit for time served since his arrest, he could be freed when he's about 80 years old. Smothers, 29, shocked police two years ago when he confessed to the eight Detroit slayings during around-the-clock interrogations. He told investigators his hits were all related to the drug trade except for the final one, the killing of Rose Cobb on the day after Christmas in 2007. "He's just glad there's closure for everybody," defense attorney Gabi Silver told The Associated Press after the hearing in Wayne County Circuit Court, where jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday for the Cobb slaying... Cobb, 47, was killed while sitting in her van outside a pharmacy. Police said Smothers, wearing a ski mask, broke a window with a tire iron and shot her in the head. He told police that Cobb's husband arranged the killing while having an affair. David Cobb was never charged, and he hanged himself in September 2008... Smothers will receive a sentence of 50 years to 100 years in prison for the murders and a two-year punishment for the gun charge when he returns to court on June 24... No one has been prosecuted for hiring Smothers... Outside court, Rose Cobb's sister, Sheryl Gary, said she was satisfied with the plea deal. "Bottom line, it's over," she said. "It's plain, simple and we don't have to be taken through a drawn-out trial"... [Full article here]
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  1. Hit man Vincent Smothers was sentenced to 50 years for killing 8 people including Detroit Police Sgt David Cobb's wife, Rose href="http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/06/08/Hit-man-sentenced-for-eight-deaths/UPI-57071276012425/

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  2. [MI] HITMAN hired by Detroit Police Sgt. Cobb to kill wife ROSE COBB sentenced to 52 years. Rest in peace now Rose. [LINK]

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