9/26/2011

Richard Cox - Juvenile Defendant



Sentence - 999 yrs. 999 mo. 99 days

Ark. parole board rejects clemency request for Cox .
he Arkansas Parole Board rejected a clemency request Monday by a man serving a life sentence for a killing he committed at 16 in Cross County.

The parole board voted 5-0 to reject the application by Richard Cox, 29. Cox was convicted in the 1996 death of Holly Strickland and received a life without parole sentence. Also convicted - in a separate trial - was Kingrale Collins, who was sentenced to death.

On May 18, 1996, Collins shot Strickland when she answered the door of a house where she was staying in Wynne, according to court documents. Cox admitted to carrying and hiding the shotgun as he ran away from the crime scene, but said he did not fire the weapon.

In his clemency application, Cox asked for leniency because he was "with the wrong person at the wrong time."

"I've seen the world for somewhat of what it is; a cold-hearted and at the same time loving place," Cox wrote. "Basically, I believed that I have paid my debt to society as a whole as well as rehabilitated myself."

Prosecutor Fletcher Long opposed the clemency request, saying that Cox helped kill Strickland "purely for the thrill of it."

In April 2006, a federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit by Cox, who is black, claiming he did not receive a fair trial from an all-white jury. Cox also argued the trial court erred in not requiring an explanation for the prosecution's dismissal of Dorothy Caddell, a black woman who stated she could not impose the death penalty on a 16-year-old.

In its dismissal, the appeals court noted that white jurors were also removed from the jury pool for expressing reluctance about imposing the death penalty.

Cox is serving his sentence at the state's Varner Unit.


Richard Cox #115950
Sentence - 999 yrs. 999 mo. 99 days



Inmate Photo
ADC Number:
 115950 Send $
Name:
Cox , Richard
Race:
 BLACK
Sex:
 MALE
Hair Color:
 BLACK
Eye Color:
 BROWN
Height:
 70 inches
Weight:
 146 lbs.
Birth Date:
 11/08/1979
Initial Receipt Date:
 08/18/1999
Current Facility:
 Varner Unit
Facility Address:
 320 Hwy. 388, Gould, AR 71643  Map
Mailing Address:
 P.O. Box 600 Grady, AR 71644-0600
PE / TE Date*:
 Life WO
Total time*:
 
  * may be affected by other laws and regulations

Aliases
Scars, Marks, & Tattoos:
Rick Cox
Richard Cox
Description
WEARS GLASSES
TATTOO:(CROSS) / FRONT LOWER RIGHT ARM
TATTOO FRONT UPPER RIGHT ARM
TATTOO:*LI NINE* / LEFT CHEST
TATTOO:*D.H.* / FRONT LOWER LEFT ARM
TATTOO:*SMOKEY* / BACK LEFT SHOULDER
TATTOO:(GRIM REAPER) / BACK UPPER LEFT ARM
TATTOO:*G* / UPPER RIGHT BACK

Current Prison Sentence History
Offense Sentence Date County Case # Sentence Length





Capital Murder
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08/16/1999 CROSS 1996-100 999 yrs. 999 mo. 99 days

Prior Prison Sentence History
Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration since ---
Offense Sentence Date County Case # Com. Sup. Length






Detainers
Note: Further information may be obtained by contacting the detaining agency.
Detainer Date Detainer Agency Charge Type Date Cancelled





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