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Richard Cooey

Born: 1967-06-09 - Died: 2008-10-14
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Death Summary: Richard Cooey was executed at 10:28 AM on October 14, 2008 at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

His execution took place after a lengthy set of appeals, with his last one being declined. He argued that his obesity rendered lethal injection an inhuman form of execution… which is sort of mind boggling.

At the time of his execution, he was asked if he had any final words, Cooey said “You haven't paid attention to anything I've had to say for the past 22 years, so why would you think that I would think you're going to pay attention to what I have to say now?”

Who was Richard Cooey : In the early morning of September 1, 1986 Cooey and a friend was throwing chunks of concrete off the Stoner Street Bridge onto U.S. Interstate 77 in Akron, Ohio. One of the chunks hit an oncoming car, which was driven by University of Akron student Wendy Offredo (age 20), also in the car was another student Dawn McCreery (age 19).

Cooey and his cohorts pretended to rescue the two women, but in reality they were kidnapping the unsuspecting college students.

The men took them to a near by field and beat, stabbed, tortured and raped the women for three and a half hours they beat them to death and abandoned the bodies.

Cooey was convicted on November 14, 1986, and subsequently sentenced to death.
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  1. Pete Says:

    You deserved to die a lot sooner. Rest in hell.

  2. Tony Says:

    Scum like you don’t deserve to live may you rot in hell

  3. sidney Says:

    may God have mercy on your soul for you didn’t have mercy for these innocent young ladies.

  4. Jon H. in Minnesota Says:

    Pathetic… He had 22 years to repent… forgiveness is always possible, but the hard-hearted reject it.

  5. Tereka Smith Says:

    This is the most disturbing thing I have ever heard. God Bless those two girls. They should be immortalized here, not this peice of shit!!!!

  6. chay Says:

    why do these people get to live so long on death row!? geesh! another thing why cant they die the way they killed? they should be raped and tortured the whole time. i cant believe he had the nerve to say the needle is inhumane cuz he was a fatass!! well i think raping and beating 2 innocent young ladies is F’ING inhumane!!

  7. Erica Says:

    You people are sick. Despite what this man did he was still human.

  8. jerru Says:

    human those two girls were human to asshole

  9. tyler Says:

    Throwing chunks of concrete?

  10. roxxi40L Says:

    You were not human……you were pure evil and to bad you were ever able to draw breath. Now your where you should BE IN HELL.

  11. pearl Says:

    i hope you are in hell you cant put into words the evil you did,you cant even call you an animal because animals arnt that evil.god bless those innocent lives you took

  12. Jim King Says:

    may your soul rest in hell.

  13. Vickie Taylor Says:

    I hope you’re burning in hell! how can anyone do those horrible things to anyone? I wish someone would have tortured you!

  14. Heather Says:

    good riddance to bad rubbish

  15. satan Says:

    good job!

  16. jonathan Says:

    I hope your soul rots in hell you bastard

  17. Cameron Says:

    He’s already been rotting in the depths of hell for one year now. He was nothing but pure evil scum and I’ll bet nobody misses him. R.I.H.!

  18. The Mirror Says:

    You people are about as evil as he was!

  19. robin Says:

    you should have been put to death the same way you helped to kill those two girls,good for nothing basterd.

  20. bambi Says:

    vengince is not mine.. go to God… forgiveness is there, rest in peace

  21. Staci Says:

    I can’t believe that you did that. I hope that you really rot in HELL and I mean it.

  22. Craig Says:

    Bambi, your really clueless arnt you? This guy had all those years and did not repent. God is NOT going to ake him into his arms!

  23. Dave Stonebull Says:

    May the Creator Bless These Two Young Girls and Their Families. Not even the execution of this Rat can begin to heal their Great Sorrow, but I Pray that in some small way They can Rest a little Easier knowing that this Evil Creature can Never cause Harm Again.

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  26. Bubster Says:

    I think each and everyone of us are somewhat disturbed by being at a site like this in the first place…

  27. josh Says:

    you sickin me two wonderful ladies where just driveing and you hit the car with a brick and then hit them somewhere nobody will see you and stab them and raped them you need to die you son of a bitch

  28. Brad Says:

    Another asshole gone! All the better for the rest of us!

  29. Will Says:

    may you burn in hell

  30. Linda Abbott Says:

    I am not God and can not judge him, but I am not sorry he is dead

  31. AnonymousGirl Says:

    So who was his accomplice? Anyways, Yes this man deserved too die, too bad it took years and years of our money too keep him alive, The death sentence should be more swift.

  32. Cynthia Says:

    What an evil piece of crap! I remember, during the trial, his stupid mommy tried to save him by testifying that his daddy abused him! AWWW! I guess that gives him a free ticket to rape and kill! We need to clean out all death rows of garbage like this! Spend all the money for the upkeep of these worthless SOB’s on education, or healthcare or anything but remorseless killers!

  33. Jesus Says:

    Dad and I want that none should perish but Lucifer can have this one.

    Love Jesus

  34. Davd James Says:

    he wasn’t a man he was a demon and we are all better for his execution, may he forever be tormented for what he did

  35. Davd James Says:

    you cant fault his mom mothers always love their children and want to protect them

  36. John Meade Says:

    Hope your ass is suffering right now, you piece of dog shit

  37. millsd43 Says:

    god dont jugde he forgives

  38. Joe Ohio Says:

    For 22 years I helped foot the bill for this useless dirtbag’s eating habit and everything else. We are weak in the knees. Execution must come far more swiftly for the bottom-most level of the killers among us.

  39. Cierrah Says:

    Haha.! Another pathetic person. For the girls he did that too. May yuh rest in peace and god bless your family. Richard is gonna burn in hell with the rest of the lowlifes like him. I hope yuh got raped in JAIL like you did to these poor Girls. Your PATHETIC.!

  40. torrence Says:

    rest in hell ass well

  41. josh Says:

    what the hell is your problem i hate u!!!

  42. mr.nazi Says:

    geesh, thank God this piece of trash is gone

  43. haider ali Says:

    i dont understand he 4 meals a day he got to watch tv in a warm jail nice he clean clothes and wait and what this done ifeel sick he killed a human i feel sick he gets better than ahomeless person im shocked i realy feel for the vile thing he done is he real

  44. haider ali Says:

    plus send these people to a island and just leave them

  45. haider ali Says:

    you should of been on a dorner list .

  46. bud Says:

    Its nice to see that he finely layed down an took what he deserved..but growing up as a friend an class mate of his. you would have never exspected anything like this but to be so dam selfish in the end..an maby your partner will reap the same someday

  47. Fat Dude Says:

    Scumbag. Burn and rot in hell you p.o.s.

  48. Jesus Says:

    Actually, if you people Reading this site actually took some time to read the Bible, you would realise that my dad is a complete shit and there’s very little contemporary evidence that I actually existed! Christianity is a bronze age cult, so do yourselves a favour and try thinking for yourselves. I suggest you start by Reading a book, perhaps something by Dawkins or Hitchens. By the way, this guy is a bad man.

  49. james G Archibald Says:

    rot in hell you piece of garbage

  50. emmet Says:

    peice of shittt

  51. Amanda Says:

    Okay well God isnt real, which is great because that means this guy just died and that was it. No one forgave him, because it wasnt deserved and no one had mercy on his “soul” because he clearly didnt have one. Terrible person.

  52. jodi Says:

    why the hell would you even put him on this list, he don’t deserve to have his name mentioned much less on a list like this.

  53. Eddie Says:

    Hopefully he’s getting fucked up the ass everyday by the Devil.. What a piece of shit.. Rot in Hell Mother fucker.

  54. Grim Reaper Says:

    they should have used a 2 foot dildo shoved up your ass hole to give you the leathal injection with.

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