Phoenix man accused of killing nine people during three-week period

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An Arizona man is accused of killing nine people in a three-week span, including his mother and stepfather.

The seven men and two women were shot between November 27 and December 17 in their homes, suburban apartment complexes, in a parked auto or while outside, the documents state. The initial two casualties, 27-year-old Andrew Remillard and 21-year-old Parker Smith, were murdered on November 27.

The assemblages of Rene Cooksey and Edward Nunn were found in their home. One victim was found inside of a black vehicle in a parking lot.

Salim Richards was killed at 7:44 p.m. Some of his property, including a handgun, had been stolen.

Jesus Bonifacio Real, 25, was found shot to death on 11 December inside a Phoenix residence.

December 2: Salim Richards was found dead near a roadway in Phoenix at about 7:45 p.m.

December 15: Kristopher Cameron was found dead in the common area of an apartment complex in Glendale at about 7:20 p.m. He died a day after he was found with several gunshot wounds.

December 15: Ms. Villanueva was kidnapped from an apartment complex in Glendale at about 8:50 p.m.

Police said Thursday they did not link Cooksey to the other homicides until he was in custody.

Cooksey previously served 16 years in prison for manslaughter and armed robbery and had been free for 18 months, authorities said.

Cleophus Cooksey Jr. was captured after lethally shooting his folks in Phoenix on December 17, yet agents have now attached him to seven different murders in the territory.

Mr. Cooksey now faces nine counts of homicide, seven counts of prohibited possessor of a firearm, one count of sexually motivated kidnapping, one count of theft of a firearm and one count of armed robbery with a deadly weapon.

If you have any information about any of these crimes call Avondale police, Glendale police or Phoenix police.

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