A wealthy businessman arrested for murder after he stabbed a burglar to death during a knifepoint raid was spared the ordeal of reliving the tragedy in a courtroom today.That’s nice. Pity he wasn’t spared the ordeal of being arrested and having his DNA taken too…
Today Mr Cooke and his wife Karen were due to start giving a days of evidence against Jacob’s accomplice Michael Thorpe who was charged with aggravated burglary. But Thorpe, 33 changed his plea to guilty meaning Mr Cooke will not need to give any evidence.
Thorpe claimed Jacob was the prime mover in the attack.So, all’s well that ends well?
Police have since now installed CCTV cameras outside the Cooke house to watch out for thugs.Ah. How surprising.