September 19, 1985
A South-Central Los Angeles gang member was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the mistaken-identity shootings of four relatives of retired professional football star Kermit Alexander. Horace Burns, 19, was convicted by a Los Angeles Superior Court jury last June of four counts of first-degree murder in the 1984 slayings.
February 18, 1986
A Los Angeles Superior Court jury today recommended the death sentence for a gang member described as the trigger man in the 1984 "wrong address" execution-style murders of the mother of former football star Kermit Alexander and three other relatives. Members of the Alexander family burst into screams and sobs as the verdict against Tiequon Audray Cox, 19, was read. Deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling Norris said the family was "very pleased" with the verdict. Judge Roger W.
January 21, 1986
With former football star Kermit Alexander and other family members somberly looking on, a Los Angeles gang member was convicted today of four counts of first-degree murder in the execution-style shootings of Alexander's mother and three other relatives. Tiequon Aundray Cox, 19, described as the trigger man in the 1984 slayings, sat expressionless as the jury announced its verdict to Superior Court Judge Roger Boren. That same jury will return Jan.
June 23, 1985
A jury has rejected the death penalty and decided that a sentence of life in prison without parole should be imposed on the first of three men to go to trial in the killings of four members of the family of former UCLA and Los Angeles Rams football star Kermit Alexander. Horace Burns, 22, a gang member convicted in the Aug. 31, 1984, slayings, will be sentenced formally on Aug. 16 by Superior Court Judge Aurelio Munoz.
August 30, 1987
The article about the Alexander family murders was the first time the reactions of Kermit Alexander have been discussed. Also, it was very enlightening to be able to read all the facts of the case in one article. What still intrigues me is the role of the person who paid for these murders. Why is his name not mentioned, and why was he not tried as an accessory to these murders? Is there another case pending that prevents you from using his name? If so, when will it be over so his role can be revealed?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1986 |
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.