Richard Wade Cooey II and Clinton Dickens
If red is not your color, Richard Wade Cooey is not for you. If you do not enjoy sitting across the table with a super-morbidly obese man that sweats when he eats, you may want to avoid a Dick Cooey. You may also want to stray away from him if you enjoy living.
But we shouldn’t make fun of poor Cooey here for his weight or his fire-crotch, because he does, after all, have other notable traits. You see, he, Clinton Dickens and another friend were tossing concrete blocks from an overpass striking the vehicle Wendy Offredo (below left) and Dawn McCreery (below right) were riding in. It totaled their car leaving the two women stranded and vulnerable in a time of few cell phones (they came out two years earlier, this is 1986 we’re talking about)!
Instead of running and hiding, the boys did the right thing. They hopped in their car, picked the ladies up from the side of the road, and drove them to a nearby pay phone. How valiant!
After the phone call Dickens and Cooey had a great idea- let’s kidnap and rob these girls! At this point, their mutual friend-disgusted at their plan, bailed leaving the vermin to their own devices.
Dick and Dickens lured the girls back into their car and drove them to some nearby woods where they were tied up and beat and raped over and over again for three and a half hours! Then, to conceal their super happy fun time from the police, they choked the girls to death with a shoe lace! Dead people can’t report you to the cops, you know. They then carved an “X” in each one of their torsos and drove off.
The next day the two Dicks bragged about their conquest to their friends. Thankfully, someone reported them to the officials and the bodies of the two girls were found by noon that same day.
“This crime is one of the most brutal we’ve ever seen in Summit County,” said the county prosecutor, Sherri Bevan Walsh. “These were really fabulous girls whose lives were cut way too short.” The girls were sorority sisters from the University of Akron. They had just gotten off work and were looking to meet up with some friends in Portage Lakes.
Cooey was soon sentenced to death by the electric chair. “Your actions were brutal, savage and senseless,” Summit County Common Pleas Judge James Winter told Richard Cooey II.
Dickens on the other hand was a minor at the time so was not eligible for the death penalty. Instead he received a sentence of life in prison.
Unfortunately, this is not the end of the story. While Dickens is still rotting away in prison, Cooey has had a very active 22 years in jail. Once the state of Ohio began performing lethal injections rather than the electric chair, a group of really fat guys sentenced to die have been putting in appeal after appeal claiming that the lethal injection is cruel and unusual.
How could it be cruel and unusual? Well, when you’re 5’7″ and 267 pounds, it could be hard for the executioner to find a vein swimming in all that fat! That being said of course, Cooey didn’t mind a cruel and unusual death the morning of September 1st 1986.
Cooey spent 22 years on appeals- more time than those girls had to live (Dawn was 20, Wendy-21). But there is a happy ending after all! On October 14th 2008 at 10:28 AM Cooey met the needle, and after a twitch in his left hand, he was pronounced dead.
For his last meal Cooey had a T-bone steak with A-1 sauce, french fries, onion rings, hash browns, four eggs over easy, toast with butter, a pint of Rocky Road ice cream, and “real” bear claws from the bakery. Even with all that food in his system he was not happy- his final words were: “You fuckers haven’t paid any attention to anything I’ve said in the last 22 1/2 years, why would anyone pay any attention to anything I’ve had to say now?”
Do you think Richard Wade Cooey II and Clinton Dickens deserve Hell
- Yes, both of them (94%, 339 Votes)
- Yes but only that fat bastard Cooey (4%, 13 Votes)
- No, niether of them (2%, 9 Votes)
- Yes but only Clinton Daniels (0%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 362
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