Killer's 80-year Sentence for 1989 Murder Was a Long Time Coming for Victim's Family

MCKINNEY -- The murders of Sharon Trimble and Earlene Warrell had macabre-like similarities.Each woman's partially clothed body was dumped on the side of a country road. Trimble, 23, was found along County Road 140 in Plano in 1989. Warrell, 47, was found along Malloy Bridge Road in Kaufman County 12 years later in 2001. Both had been strangled with a ligature. And both had been in a sexual relationship with their co-worker, Temmie Cooley, just before they were killed. On Friday, state district judge Andrea Thompson sentenced Cooley to 80 years in prison for Trimble's murder. That sentence will run concurrently with the 35-year sentence he is already serving for Warrell's murder.   Continue reading...

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