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Mother testifies in Plainfield man’s homicide retrial

Updated: June 12, 2014 6:53AM



STURGEON BAY, Wis. — The mother of a man being retried on homicide charges in the death of a friend and her fetus has testified about her son’s troubled childhood.

Thirty-seven-year-old Brian Cooper is on trial for the second time in the strangulation of 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, who was six months pregnant. Cooper and Bromfield, both from Plainfield, were in Door County for the wedding of Cooper’s sister in August 2012. The first trial ended with a hung jury.

Connie Cooper testified Thursday her son was severely beaten as a child by her husband at the time, Patrick Cooper. The Door County Advocate said the defendant’s mother described the relationship between her son and Bromfield as platonic.

Brian Cooper is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

AP



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