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Ohio Man Indicted for Murder of Wife


(LOGAN, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Hocking County Prosecutor Benjamin E. Fickel announced today that a Logan man has been indicted on charges related to the murder of his wife.

A Hocking County grand jury indicted George Cooper, 50, on charges of aggravated murder and murder today. Both charges carry a gun specification.

Cooper is accused of shooting Mary Cooper, 37, multiple times in their Logan home earlier this month.

"There is evidence that leads us to believe that this homicide was premeditated," said Attorney General DeWine. "We intend to seek justice for the victim and her children, who will tragically grow up without their mother."

The Hocking County Prosecutor's Office is prosecuting the case with assistance from Attorney General DeWine's Special Prosecutions Section.

“Our Victim’s Services Program is working with the family members to provide them with services to help them through this tragic event," said Prosecutor Fickel. "I would like to also thank Attorney General Mike DeWine and all law enforcement involved for working diligently to ensure that justice will prevail.”

The case was investigated by the Logan Police Department with assistance from the Hocking County Sheriff's Office, Meigs County Sheriff's Office, and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

Cooper is currently being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail on $2 million bond.


Media Contacts:

Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Jill Del Greco: 614-466-3840

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