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Capital murder suspect in court Monday

Posted: February 1, 2014 - 2:01pm

A Morrilton woman charged with capital murder in the 2013 Father’s Day double-shooting will appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Monday.

Sierra Cook, 19, is charged with capital murder and hindering the apprehension of another capital murder suspect for her alleged involvement in the June 16 shooting.

Police responded to Motel 6, located at 1105 Skyline Drive, around 1:30 a.m. and discovered Quenton Alexander shot to death in the parking lot. A 20-year-old Vilonia man was also injured in the shooting.

At a bond hearing in October, police testimony revealed Cook admitted — while being interviewed by police — to driving fellow capital murder suspect, Lee Andrew Foster, near the site of the Motel 6 in Conway. According to police testimony, Cook also admitted to being present when Foster burned a set of clothes in Morrilton after the murder.

At her last court hearing Dec. 2, prosecutors decided they would not seek the death penalty in her case. However, prosecution determined Oct. 30 it would seek the death penalty in its case against Foster.

At a court hearing Wednesday, the prosecution and defense said it would look to set Foster’s case for trial at its next hearing in February. In addition to capital murder, Foster faces charges of first-degree battery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a certain person.

To date, there has been no discussion of a possible trial date for Cook.

Cook, represented by private attorney Frank Shaw, is currently being held without bond at the Faulkner Count jail.

If convicted of capital murder, a class Y felony, Cook would receive an automatic life sentence.

(Staff writer Lee Hogan can be reached by email at lee.hogan@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1246. Follow Lee Hogan on Twitter at twitter.com/LCD_LeeHogan.)

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