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Wake County man charged in five unsolved murders

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RALEIGH (AP) -- A man released from prison last year has been charged with five shooting deaths in Wake County. Thirty-year-old Samuel James Cooper was arrested last week and charged with five counts of first-degree murder for incidents ranging back to May of last year. Cooper had been released from prison in February of last year after serving time for a 1994 armed robbery. Most of these cases involved robberies. Fifty-two-year-old Tariq Hussain was found dead behind the counter of his convenience store in October. Ricky High was also killed last month. Thirty-four-year-old Timothy David Barnwell was found dead outside his apartment in April. Forty-year-old LeRoy Jernigan was shot to death in June of last year in a restaurant where he worked. Osama Haj-Hussein was found dead in May of last year at a convenience store. (Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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