Man convicted in the murders would be released from prison

TOLEDO, Ohio Ohio, A prisoner who has been admitted to take part in three slayings with his brother in a killing spree that left nine dead during the 1970s and ’80s, could soon be released.

The Blade of Toledo reports attorneys for the 59-year-old Nathaniel Cook expected to file for his judicial release as early as this week under the terms of his plea agreement.

Cook pleaded guilty to attempted murder and two counts of kidnapping, for a 20-year sentence, which ends Tuesday.

Prosecutors say Cook was with his older brother and has helped him with three of the nine murders. Anthony Cook is that two life terms in prison.

The Lucas County prosecutor wants Nathaniel Cook to be evaluated for a possible designation as a sexual predator, so he will be forced to register his address.


This story has been corrected to show that Nathaniel Cook admitted taking part in three of the slaughter, not nine of the murders.

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