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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Door County Slaying

Brian M. Cooper is slated to go on trial in January 2013 in the murder of Alisha Bromfield.

A local man accused of strangling a pregnant 21-year-old pleaded not guilty Thursday in Door County court.

Brian M. Cooper, 35, is changed with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Alisha N. Bromfield and her unborn daughter, who was to be named Ava Lucille.

He is also charged with third-degree sexual assault, accused of having sex with Bromfield after killing her.

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Sheriff Terry Vogel said Cooper and Bromfield, who both had Plainfield addresses, were in Door County to attend the wedding of Cooper's sister. 

Bromfield died Aug. 19. Her body was found the next day at a resort in Nasewaupee, Wisconsin, after Cooper called police to report the murder from a gas station in nearby Sister Bay, police said.

Cooper appeared in court Thursday to enter not guilty pleas to all three counts, drawing "an audible gasp” from a group of Bromfield’s family and friends, according to the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Cooper is accused of killing Bromfield after she rejected his attempts to rekindle a romantic relationship.

Vogel said Bromfield was more than six months pregnant when she died.

Cooper’s trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 28, 2013.

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Ray September 21, 2012 at 06:44 PM
What am I missing here? Didn't this mallet head call the cops on the phone and tell them he did it?
Joan Senffner September 23, 2012 at 02:28 AM
Not guilty!!! Give me a break...
Joan Senffner September 23, 2012 at 02:29 AM
Ray, u r right!!! Lawyers??????
K cpr September 27, 2012 at 12:46 PM
its the law, they have to go to trial cause the wonderful WI cops screwed up again. It called RIGHTS and they didnt read them to him. i forget how many perfect people are in this world just look around you. Crazys everywhere, oh yea most of all a bunch of lyers.
j converse December 06, 2012 at 09:52 PM
K cpr, quick spreading lies... there's no evidence to support the fact that the police did not read him his rights. If you're trying to muster support for Cooper because he is a friend or family member, do us all a favor and buzz off, as you won't get any sympathy from Plainfield residents... this monster will pay by spending the rest of his life in prison, PERIOD!

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