One of two defendants charged with capital murder in the fatal Father’s Day double-shooting is set to appear in Faulkner County Circuit Court on Monday.
Sierra Cook, 19, was originally charged with hindering the apprehension of fellow capital murder suspect, Lee Andrew Foster. Both were arrested in Morrilton on June 20, four days after Conway police found 23-year-old Quenton Alexander shot to death in the parking lot of the Motel 6 at 1105 Skyline Drive. A 20-year-old Vilonia man was also injured in the shooting.
Following further investigation by Faulkner County prosecutors, Cook was additionally charged with capital murder Sept. 24, and her $250,000 bond was revoked.
During a Aug. 28 bond hearing, police testimony revealed the 19-year-old defendant, of Morrilton, admitted to driving Foster to a location near the Conway motel. Cook, represented by Frank Shaw, also admitted to being present, days later, when Foster burned a set of clothes, although she was not directly involved in the act, police testimony revealed.
If convicted of capital murder, a class Y felony, Cook would face 10 to 40 years or life in prison.
Prosecution stated at Foster’s last court hearing Oct. 30 it had decided to seek the death penalty in its case against the 27-year-old Morrilton man. Foster, represented by Teri Chambers and Joe Tobler of the Arkansas Public Defender Commission, also faces charges of first-degree battery, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a certain person. Foster’s next pretrial hearing is scheduled for Jan. 29.