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True Crime Uncensored: Scapegoat: Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper

True Crime Uncensored! Saturdays at 2pm PT, 5pm ET  Listen LIVE  on Outlaw Radio: CLICK HERE Scapegoat :  Chino Hills Murders and the Framing of Kevin Cooper Kevin Cooper was convicted of the brutal murders of a Chino Hills, California family and a young houseguest in 1985 and has been on death row at San Quentin ever since. In his new explosive expose,SCAPEGOAT, investigative journalist J. Patrick O’Connor reveals how the sheriff’s office and the district attorney’s office of San Bernardino County framed Cooper for these horrific murders. Two days before the murders of Doug and Peggy Ryen, their 10-year-old daughter, Jessica, and 11-year-old Christopher Hughes, Cooper escaped from a nearby prison and holed up in a vacant house 125 yards below the murdered family’s hilltop house. Two days after the San Bernardino sheriff’s department established that Cooper had been hiding there, it locked in on him as the lone assailant despite numerous eye witness reports that implicated three, young white men as the perpetrators. From that day forward, four days after the murders were discovered, …