Tiequon Cox The Alexander Family Murders

Tiequon Cox was sentenced to death by the State of California for the Alexander Family Murders

According to court documents Tiequon Cox was a gang member who was part of the Rolling 60’s. On the night of August 31 1984 Tiequon and another man would force their way into the Alexander home where they would shoot and kill Ebora Alexander, aged 59, Dietra Alexander, aged 25, and two boys Damon Bonner, aged 6, and Damani Garner-Alexander, aged 12. The Alexander’s were relatives of NFL player Kermit Alexander

Apparently Tiequon Cox and his partner believed that the home they were going to were rival gang members however they would get the address wrong

Tiequon Cox would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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COX, TIEQUON AUNDRAY
CDCR NumberD29801
Age57
Admission Date05/07/1986
Current LocationSan Quentin State Prison
Location LinkDirections
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year)CONDEMNED

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Tiequon Cox Case

Calling Tiequon Aundray Cox “one of the most dangerous killers” he has ever encountered, a judge Wednesday sentenced him to death for the 1984 execution-style murder of the mother of former pro football player Kermit Alexander and three other relatives.

“It is the court’s belief that the defendant is a danger and menace to society and that he is presently apparently without moral fiber and willing to prey on the weak and the helpless and kill the innocent and murder children,” said Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Roger W. Boren, who as a deputy attorney general had prosecuted Hillside Strangler Angelo Buono.

Cox, 20, described by Boren as “without question . . . the actual killer,” sat quietly as the judge meted out the death sentence, as the jury had recommended Feb. 18.

Alexander and other members of his family, who have often cried out in emotion during court proceedings, also remained silent, although several fought back tears.

Outside the courtroom, Deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling E. Norris said, “Certainly if any case prosecuted in Los Angeles County deserves the death penalty, this one did.”

Cox was convicted Jan. 21 of four counts of first-degree murder in the Aug. 31, 1984, slayings of Ebora Alexander, 58; her daughter, Dietra, 24, and grandsons Damani Garner, 13, and Damon Bonner, 8.

Another defendant, Horace Burns, 21, was sentenced last year to life in prison without possibility of parole for his role in the killings. A third man, Darren Charles Williams, 25, is to go on trial in July.

Norris said that based on a statement from Williams, the pros ecution believes that Cox and the two other members of his gang were hired for $60,000 to kill a woman and her family who lived two doors away from Mrs. Alexander’s South-Central Los Angeles home.

Williams told investigators that the woman had filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a bar after she was partially paralyzed in a 1983 barroom brawl, the prosecutor said

Apparently misreading the address on the door, the killers burst into the Alexander home, shooting the mother of the former UCLA and Los Angeles Rams defensive back in the head while she sipped coffee and gunning down the others as they lay in bed.

Norris said the investigation of the events leading up to the killings is continuing.

Before handing down his sentence, Boren denied defense attorney Edward M. Cook III’s request to call a juror to the stand for the purpose of showing that improprieties had occurred during the deliberations in the penalty phase of Tiequon Cox’s trial.

Cook, a deputy public defender, told the judge that he had subpoenaed juror Vietrilla Whitfield after she refused to sign a sworn affidavit containing allegations that she had made to a defense investigator.

The attorney said she had told the investigator that information had been brought up during deliberations that had not been introduced as evidence and that some jurors had felt intimidated because others had smoked in the jury room even after they were asked not to.

In rejecting Cook’s request, Boren said, “To grant this kind of power to the losing attorney would open the door to the harassment of jurors.” Following Tuesday’s hearing, Cook said of his client: “He’s a very young man. I don’t think he understands the seriousness of what’s happened to him.”

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1986-05-01-me-2666-story.html

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