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Jury finds Cary man guilty in wife's 2008 death

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By RENEE ELDER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) -- A Wake County jury has found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 strangulation of his wife, who he said disappeared while out for a jog.

The jury returned the verdict Thursday against Bradley Cooper after deliberating over three days. Cooper showed little emotion as the judge read the verdict.

Prosecutors based part of their case on a map of the site where 34-year-old Nancy Cooper's body was found July 14, 2008. The image appeared on her husband's computer three days before she disappeared.

Bradley Cooper said his wife went for a jog on the morning of her disappearance and never returned. Her body was found near the couple's home.

The Coopers moved to Cary from Canada in 2001 and had two daughters while living in the US

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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