Man charged with killing officer gets trial delay

Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2000

PALMER (AP) -- A man accused of killing a Palmer police officer has received a brief trial delay.

Kim Cook is accused of killing police officer James Rowland. He told Superior Court Judge Fred Torrisi Tuesday that he needs some time to get his case together. Cook is representing himself because he feels his lawyers were incompetent.

He called two witnesses to the stand Tuesday and told the court he needs to subpoena more, but wasn't sure whom to call. The trial is expected to resume Thursday.

Cook took over his case Monday after the judge determined it was in his rights to do so.

Prosecutors contend that Cook killed Rowland last year because he hated police officers and was afraid he would be arrested. Cook was driving with an expired license and tags.



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