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Kevin COOPER

 
 

 

 

The hatchet used by Kevin Cooper who killed the Chino Hills family Doug, Peggy
and Jessica Ryen and neighbor sleeping over, Christopher Hughes. Eight-year-old
Joshua Ryen 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
Joshua Ryen, (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. The 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,
then 8-years-old. Joshua was 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, 2004.

 

 

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
doorway leading into the master bedroom in the Ryen family house, 1983.

 

 

San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell holds press conference
June 9, 2003 at the West End Substation to identify suspect in
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 the 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, 2004.

 

 

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
and is slated for execution Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2004

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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