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hsnterprize
11-13-2003, 07:01 AM
WGN TV News this morning reported that a man who attacked a family outside Comiskey Park (a.k.a, U.S. Cellular Field) is going to jail. Thomas Cooper was sentenced to 37 1/2 years in prison for beating members of the Trumblay family with a wooden table leg on 35th and Lowe back in 1999. The father of the family, Roy, was killed, while his daughter, Kristie, suffered brain damage. The report says Cooper was found guilty, but mentally ill of the beatings. Cooper will receive mental treatment while locked up. The Trumblay family said they're satisfied with the sentencing.

That's a good story considering what happened with William Ligue, Jr. Hopefully, this ruling will start a somewhat positive trend around the ballpark...in sending the message that behavior like this will not be tolerated...especially around the ballpark.

FanOf14
11-13-2003, 08:27 AM
That's it?! That (blank) killed someone and injured another. Life in prison is what he should have got. Oh well, as long as the family can move on (it hasn't been easy for them, my mom works with the mom of the family), that is what counts.

DrCrawdad
11-13-2003, 09:41 AM
Saw this article the other day regarding The Shrine. (http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0311120230nov12,1,6583534,print.story)
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maurice
11-13-2003, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by hsnterprize
Thomas Cooper was sentenced to 37 1/2 years in prison for beating members of the Trumblay family with a wooden table leg on 35th and Lowe back in 1999. . . . Hopefully, this ruling will start a somewhat positive trend around the ballpark...in sending the message that behavior like this will not be tolerated...especially around the ballpark.

This was a random act of violence by a guy who clearly was nuts and incapable of being deterred. I mean, there's a fricking POLICE STATION on the corner of 35th and Lowe. If that doesn't deter you, nothing will.

As most of you know, you're much safer near the Cell than near Wrigley.