Delaware court upholds death sentence in Bonistall rape-murder

James Cooke was convicted of the 2005 rape

James Cooke was convicted of the 2005 rape and killing Lindsey Bonistall, of White Plains. (July 25, 2014 8:47 AM)

(AP) -- Delaware's highest court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a man found guilty of raping and killing a University of Delaware student.

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled Thursday that none of the claims raised by lawyers for 43-year-old James E. Cooke had a basis for overturning his 2012 conviction and sentence.

Cooke was convicted of the 2005 rape and killing of...

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