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Police: Two arraigned on murder charges in Realtor’s death have confessed



Published: Fri, September 24, 2010 @ 11:33 a.m.

Two men charged with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping of a Youngstown real-estate agent are being held without bond in the Mahoning County jail.

Robert S. Brooks, 25, of Castalia Avenue in Youngstown, and Grant P. Cooper, 21, of Sulgrave Drive in Brookfield, were arraigned today by Judge Robert P. Milich of Youngstown Municipal Court in connection with the murder of Vivian Martin, 67, owner of Essence Realty.

Her body was found badly burned inside a Nelson Avenue house that was set afire.

In addition to a single count each of aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and kidnapping, Brooks and Cooper were also charged with aggravated arson.

Brooks and Cooper have made video confessions to police that they killed Martin, said Police Chief Jimmy Hughes and city Prosecutor Jay Macejko.

Paul Brooks, 27, of Youngstown, Robert S. Brooks’ brother, didn’t murder Martin, Hughes said.

But the two Brooks brothers are accused of the Sept. 15 robbery of a real-estate agent at gunpoint in Boardman.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com


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1Ladytaz0930(69 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Now justice needs to be served, this was ruthless............................Stan, you don't have a comment on the alleged suspects?????? I am surprised that you were not the first one to comment.

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2republicanRick(1248 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Fry 'em.....society doesn't need losers who prey on older women.

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3mrblue(1060 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

They said they did it. No trial is needed. Death row right now. Set the date. They have shown no regard for life, so the state should do the same.

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4chaneygrad(16 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

@Ladytaz0930 Stan is silent because the offenders are white. No subculture humor today!

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5Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Ladytaz0930 :

"Now justice needs to be served, this was ruthless............................Stan, you don't have a comment on the alleged suspects?????? I am surprised that you were not the first one to comment. "

Where ya been ? Those who have followed this story from the beginning know that I have pushed for justice to the max ! NO PLEA BARGAINING !

Now for the racial pinhead chaneygrad :

Read my posts and you will see that I indeed do break the color barrier . The subculture has no racial boundries and I have pointed that out many times . Are you related to the Brooks brothers by chance ?

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6Ladytaz0930(69 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Stan,

I would think more like you are releated to them as you see no wrong with what your people do.

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

Ladytaz0930 :
"Stan,
I would think more like you are releated to them as you see no wrong with what your people do. "

I am pushing for the death penalty for these two . So I see no wrong in what they did ? Your perception is warped !

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8Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 2 months ago

nane6 :

Grant P. Cooper, 21 ripped off a video store where he worked and one of the Brooks brothers had no criminal record . The other brother had one charge against him . This has all been in the news . Are you related to the Brook brothers by any chance ?

Jamar Houser was the product of a family that had taught him to hate whites . Their teachings doomed his future . In his eyes killing a white lady at her church was good . What do you think about the death penalty for Jamar Houser ?

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9Dawglogs(1 comment)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Let them go, they are good kids.

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