Serial killer behind 9 slayings in Phoenix area, police say

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WPLG—The arrest of a man accused of killing his mother and stepfather last month has developed into a serial killer investigation as the suspect was soon linked to seven other slayings in the area, Phoenix, Arizona, police said Thursday. All nine murders occurred in Phoenix, Glendale or Avondale, said Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams. The killing spree began November 27 and ended with the December 17 deaths of ex-convict Cleophus Cooksey's parents, said Williams. "Phoenix police officers arrested...

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks. The nine shooting deaths around metropolitan Phoenix that occurred in just a three-week span seemed unconnected at first glance.