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.
April 30, 1986
Saying Tiequon Aundray Cox "would kill again without provocation" if given the opportunity, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge today sentenced Cox to death for the 1984 execution-style murders of the mother of former pro football player Kermit Alexander and three other family members. Judge Roger W. Boren described Cox, 20, as one of the most dangerous killers he had ever encountered, and said the gang member committed the "coldblooded" murders "in all likelihood for some kind of financial gain."
July 23, 1987
The third and final defendant to be found guilty in the 1984 execution-style slayings of four members of former pro football player Kermit Alexander's family was sentenced to death today by Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Florence-Marie Cooper. Darren Charles Williams, 27, a reputed gang member, headed the team of contract killers who participated in the murders of Ebora Alexander, 58; her daughter Dietra, 24, and her grandsons, Damani Garner, 13, and Damon Bonner, 8, authorities said.
January 8, 1986
The murder trial of reputed gang member Tiequon Aundray Cox opened with prosecutors calling the 18-year-old defendant the triggerman in the mistaken identity murders of four family members of former football star Kermit Alexander. "He is the man that walked in and actually did the executions," Deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling Norris said in his opening statement. Norris said that after shooting Alexander's 58-year-old mother, Ebora, Cox reportedly said, "I blew the bitch's head off."
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.
December 16, 1986 |
Despite having convicted Darren Charles Williams of four counts of first-degree murder in the 1984 execution-style murders of relatives of former pro football star Kermit Alexander, a jury deadlocked Monday on whether the crime made Williams eligible for the death penalty. Describing Williams, 26, as the instigator of the murders, Deputy Dist. Atty. Sterling E.