1987, Cook strangled 37-year-old
Sunday school teacher, Beryl Maynard in Reading, Berkshire,
she was bound and then strangled with her dressing gown
1988, Sentenced to life in prison.
2007, Absconded from an open prison.
Police caught after a week on the run.
2009, Released from prison on life
14th June 2011, Cook strangled his
neighbour Mr Hill with the electrical TV flex after he was
angered by Hill's sexual advances to him. Cook then went
through the flat and stole what he could, after finding
some money he went to the pub.
26th June 2011, Twelve days after
the killing he informed his parole officer what he had
done, and then handed himself into police.
1st May 2012, Cook was charged with
murder, which he denied, but he did admit to
manslaughter. The Jury took just an hour to find Cook
guilty of murdering Mr Hill.
2nd May 2012, Sentenced to a 'Whole
Life tariff', which means he will never be eligible for
parole. He joins a lost of people who will die in
prison, see lost here >>