The hatchet used by Kevin Cooper who killed the
Chino Hills family Doug, Peggy
and Jessica Ryen
sleeping over, Christopher Hughes. Eight-year-old
survived the attack.
This photo shows a bloody shoeprint found in a
sheet in Doug and
Mug photo of Kevin Cooper who is convicted of
murdering a Chino Hills family
and neighbor with a hatchet in 1983.
Family photo of Chino Hills family Doug, Peggy and
Jessica Ryen and eight-year-old
(sitting on horse), who
was the lone survivor of hatchet the attack.
This photo shows the the two Chino Hills houses
involved in the 1983 murders
for which Kevin is on Death Row.
murders occurred in the Ryen home.
Cooper admitted to hiding out in
the next door house.
This is the Ryen family house in Chino Hills.
Kevin Cooper is accused of murdering Doug
and Peggy Ryen,
Jessica Ryen and Christopher Hughes inside with a hatchet in 1983.
This photo shows the house in which Kevin Cooper
hid out before the murders
and the Ryen family home,
where the 1983
Chino Hills murders took place.
The Chino Hills family home where Doug, Peggy and
Jessica Ryen were attacked and murdered in 1983. Eight-year-old
Joshua Ryen survived the attack, but a neighbor sleeping over at the
Ryen house, Christopher Hughes, was also killed. Kevin Cooper, an
escapee from California Institute for Men at Chino, was convicted
and received the death penalty for the murders. He is scheduled for
execution Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004.
Portrait of Doug and Peggy Ryen with their
daughter Jessica, 10, and son Joshua,
the only survivor of the 1983 incident.
Portrait of Christopher Hughes who was murdered
along with the Ryen family in Chino Hills in 1983. The Ryen family
son, Joshua, survived the attack. Kevin Cooper received the death
penalty for the murders and is set to be executed Tuesday, Feb. 10,
Investigators stand outside the master bedroom of
the Ryen's Chino Hills home
June 6, 2003
as they gather evidence at
the scene of the murders.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell
examines blood stains found on the
into the master
bedroom in the Ryen family house, 1983.
San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell holds
June 9, 2003 at the West End Substation
Chino Hills murders as Kevin Cooper.
Family members follow the casket of Christopher
Hughes out of Our Lady of Assumption in Claremont, June of 1983.
Hughes was a house guest who was killed along with Doug, Peggy and
Jessica Ryen in their Chino Hills home ealier that year.
Prison escapee Kevin Cooper, center, escorted by
law enforcemnet officers, is seen in this 1983 file photo shortly
after his arrest in Santa Barbara, Calif. Cooper, who was convicted
in 1985 for the murders of F. Douglas Ryen and his wife, Peggy Ann,
along with their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica, and an 11-year-old
family friend, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday, Feb.
10 at California's San Quentin prison for the crimes.
Kevin Cooper listens during his preliminary
hearing in Ontario in November 1983 for the murders
in Chino Hills
in June of 1983.
Kevin Cooper listens as a judge sentences him to
the death penalty in 1985.
Cooper was convicted of murdering
Ryen family and a neighbor and
attempted murder of the Ryen son in
Chino Hills in 1983.
Deacon Don Tillitson keeps his hands warm with a
candle during one of the statewide protest against the execution of
Kevin Cooper at Riverside City Hall in Riverside, Cali. Tuesday
night January 3, 2003.
Shujaa Graham, middle, a former inmate on San
Quentin State Penitaniary's death row, argues his case against the
death penalty during a rally by opponents of the death penalty in
downtown San Francisco on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004. It was the latest
effort by death penalty opponents to save convicted murderer Kevin
Cooper, 46, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 10.
Hugh Romney, who goes by the name "Wavy Gravy," is
led away from the gates of San Quentin State Prison during a protest,
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in San Rafael, Calif. The counterculture icon
proclaimed that he had dressed as "Insanity Claus," as he joined a
group of death penalty opponents trying to stop the execution of
Kevin Cooper, 46, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection at San
Quentin Tuesday, Feb. 10.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, center, talks to Rabbi
Hillel Cohn, left, before Jackson goes up on stage to speak to
protesters, Tuesday night, Feb. 3, 2004, at Riverside City Hall, in
Riverside, Calif., during one of several statewide protests Tuesday,
against the scheduled Feb. 10th execution of convicted murderer
Kevin Cooper, 46.
Actor Mike Farrell, right, addresses a group of
protesters as Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, and other religious and
community leaders listen Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004, in front of the
church that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger attends. They held
a news conference to protest the scheduled execution of Kevin Cooper,
calling on Gov. Schwarzenegger to halt the execution.
Former United Press International reporter
Kristina Rebelo-Anderson speaks at a news conference, Thursday, Feb.
5, in Los Angeles, as Kevin Cooper's attorney Greg Evans, left,
looks on. Attorneys for Cooper released sworn statements from
Rebelo-Anderson, who covered Coopers murder trial in 1984-85, that
point to alleged planted evidence in the investigation of the murder
of a Chino Hills, Calif., couple, their 10-year-old daughter and
their daughter's 11-year-old friend in 1983.
F. Douglas Ryen and his wife, Peggy Ann, seen here
in 1983 file photos, were murdered in 1983 in their Chino Hills,
Calif., home, along with their 10-year-old daughter Jessica, and an
11-year-old family friend. Prison escapee Kevin Cooper, who was
convicted for the murders in 1985, is slated for execution Feb. 10,
Ten-year-old murder victim Jessica Ryen, seen here
in a 1981 file photo, and her wounded 8-year-old brother, Joshua,
seen here in a 1982 file photo, were victims of a 1983 stabbing
attack in their Chino Hills, Calif., home. Prison escapee Kevin
Cooper was convicted of capital murder in 1985 in the deaths of
Jessica, her parents and an 11-year-old family friend. Cooper is
scheduled to die by lethal injection at California's San Quentin
prison Tuesday, Feb. 10.
This is an undated California Department of
Corrections handout photo of Kevin Cooper.
Cooper is California's
first condemned inmate to obtain post-conviction DNA testing
slated for execution Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004