Brad Cooper enters the courtroom as he pleads guilty to second-degree murder for killing his wife Nancy Cooper several years ago in a Wake County courtroom in Raleigh on Sept. 22, 2014.  It was a plea bargain after a retrial was ordered recently.  He is slated to serve at least 12 years in prison.
Brad Cooper enters the courtroom as he pleads guilty to second-degree murder for killing his wife Nancy Cooper several years ago in a Wake County courtroom in Raleigh on Sept. 22, 2014. It was a plea bargain after a retrial was ordered recently. He is slated to serve at least 12 years in prison. cseward@newsobserver.com
Brad Cooper enters the courtroom as he pleads guilty to second-degree murder for killing his wife Nancy Cooper several years ago in a Wake County courtroom in Raleigh on Sept. 22, 2014. It was a plea bargain after a retrial was ordered recently. He is slated to serve at least 12 years in prison. cseward@newsobserver.com

Saunders: Brad Cooper plea may have been expedient, but it also was troubling

September 24, 2014 6:54 PM