(Toledo, OH) One of Toledo’s most notorious serial killers could get out of prison today.
There’s a court hearing to determine whether Nathaniel Cook should be released after serving a 20-year prison sentence as part of a long-ago plea deal. That agreement forced Cook and his brother to plead guilty to raping and killing young women during a string of eight murders in the 1980’s.
Families of the victims have written letters asking for Cook to stay in prison or be under strict controls if he’s released. But defense attorneys say the court is bound to order his release this year.
The prosecutor and victim’s families say the confessions gave them needed answers and never dreamed this day could come. Cook’s brother is serving a life sentence with no possibility of parole.