Murder Charges Filed in Door County Slaying of Pregnant Woman

Brian M. Cooper is charged with two counts of first-degree homicide and one count of third-degree sexual assault in the death of Alisha Bromfield.

A Plainfield-area man is expected in court Wednesday morning on charges his killed his friend and her unborn child during a trip to Door County, Wisconsin.

According to the Door County Daily News, Brian M. Cooper, 35, was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree homicide in the deaths of Alisha N. Bromfield, 21, and her unborn daughter, whom she'd planned to name Ava Lucille. Bromfield was reportedly seven months pregnant at the time of her death.

Cooper is also charged with one count of third-degree sexual assault, stemming from an accusation that he has 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. 

During an Aug. 21 court appearance, Door County District Attorney Raymond Pelrine said Cooper had hoped to rekindle a romance with Bromfield, and became angry when she did not share his feelings. 

Pelrine said Cooper and Bromfield had argued prior to Cooper's sister's wedding. Following the reception, they returned to the Sand Bay Resort in Nasewaupee, where Cooper began to drink.

After Bromfield went to sleep, Cooper "proceeded to sit in the room feeling more angry and frustrated. Not only (about) the breakup of the relationship ... but his feeling of her apparent coldness and indifference to him throughout the evening," Pelrine said, according to a Door County Advocate report.

Cooper is accused of waking Bromfield between 2 and 3 a.m. and strangling her before having sex with her body.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, Cooper went to a gas station in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, where he asked the owner to call 911, telling her he needed to report a murder. Vogel said Cooper told police he had killed his girlfriend.

Cooper's bond was set at $1 million during his Aug. 21 hearing.


Lucy September 06, 2012 at 02:13 PM
What is your obsession with the man's address? These towns are right next door to each other, the basically bleed into each other. Like others have said, it doesn't matter where he's from, his residence is prison/court now.
Lucy September 06, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Well said. I don't understand who the big deal is. I live in Bolingbrook, but I read the Patch from Plainfield, Joliet, Naperville, etc. I don't live in a box, I want to know what is going on around me. Besides, wasn't Alisha from Plainfield? This is important news for the Plainfield Patch.
Lucy September 06, 2012 at 02:22 PM
What a beautiful young woman. She reminds me of the actress Rachael Leigh Cook. It's such a shame that any human being can do this let alone someone who once cared about you. He is where he belongs now.
Lucy September 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Okay, I can't believe I am actually writing and responding to this but I looked up a map of Joliet city limits. The street that Cooper lived on sits right on the border of Joliet and Plainfield. The street IS in Joliet's city limits but just to the west of the street is the border. So, the homes on that street literally could be joliet when standing in the street and you could be in Plainfield in the back yard. So what is the difference?????? SO minor in such a tragic situation.
Bill September 06, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Hey Cooper, I hope a big gay man gets to know you soon Hope it was worth it dipshit


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