Archive for December, 2001


Cookson retrial questionable

By Renee Ordway, BDN Staff on Dec. 17, 2001, at 1:26 p.m.
BANGOR – One has to assume there was a stunned silence in Justice Roland Cole’s chambers last week when minutes after a jury proclaimed 38-year-old Jeffrey Cookson guilty of two murders, his attorney stepped forward to say that another man had confessed and offered up the missing murder weapon. Cookson …

New man confesses to Dexter killings, gives up murder weapon

By Renee Ordway, BDN Staff on Dec. 13, 2001, at 1:24 p.m.
BANGOR – A man convicted last week of murdering a young woman and a baby in Dexter two years ago has asked for a new trial, alleging that someone else has confessed to the murders and handed over to police the gun he used. A 21-year-old Guilford man has come …

Cookson guilty of double murder

By Renee Ordway, BDN staff on Dec. 07, 2001, at 1:15 p.m.
BANGOR – Under some of the tightest security ever put in place at the Penobscot County Courthouse, a jury Thursday declared a 38-year-old Dover-Foxcroft man guilty of the execution style slayings of a 20-year-old Dexter woman and the 21-month-old toddler for whom she was baby-sitting. Jeffrey Cookson sat expressionless between …