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Sgt. David Cobb Hired Vincent Smothers

April 21, 2008 at 2:25 pm by  

Sgt. David Cobb Hired Vincent Smothers

David Cobb and Vincent Smothers

DETROIT — Vincent Smothers, 27, has confessed to the killing of a police officer’s wife. Rose Cobb, 47, wife of Sgt. David Cobb, was shot multiple times while she sat inside the couples minivan outside of a CVS on Dec 27th of last year. David Cobb had been inside the store at the time. Smothers has now said that the murder of Cobb had been a hit, and David Cobb was the one who paid him to do it.

Smothers described himself as a professional hitman and claims he was paid $1,500 by Cobb to murder Rose Cobb. Smothers had an arrest warrant on charges of first-degree murder, felony murder, assault with intent to murder and firearm offenses. He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June. Smothers has served time before on concealed weapons charges. He has now confessed to the murders of nine other people.

His family states that Vincent changed after his 15-year-old sister, a promising athlete who had been offered volleyball scholarships, was shot to death in the family’s driveway by a neighbor while she played basketball. They say he lost it.

That boy must have felt the world was nothing but murder and if someone could murder his baby sister like that … he may hate the world enough to murder people.

David Cobb was arrested only hours after the arrest of Smothers. Police went to his home on Sunday morning and Cobb was arrested without incident. He is currently being held while waiting to be arraigned on felony charges. Family members and friends of David and Rose Cobb are shocked over the arrest.

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  • michelle

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

  • michelle

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

  • michelle

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

  • michelle

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

  • michelle

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

  • Angel

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

  • Angel

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

  • Angel

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

  • Angel

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

  • Angel

    He is a “Smothers Brother”.

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

  • Angel

    In the forum post it was reported that Cobb was supposed to pay Smothers $10,000.00 from the insurance policy on his wife, but couldn’t get it because he was a suspect in her death.

    See what happens when you don’t pay the triggerman what you promised him? He turns himself in and rats you out too. Another case of instant karma, maybe?

  • Angel

    In the forum post it was reported that Cobb was supposed to pay Smothers $10,000.00 from the insurance policy on his wife, but couldn’t get it because he was a suspect in her death.

    See what happens when you don’t pay the triggerman what you promised him? He turns himself in and rats you out too. Another case of instant karma, maybe?

  • Angel

    In the forum post it was reported that Cobb was supposed to pay Smothers $10,000.00 from the insurance policy on his wife, but couldn’t get it because he was a suspect in her death.

    See what happens when you don’t pay the triggerman what you promised him? He turns himself in and rats you out too. Another case of instant karma, maybe?

  • Angel

    In the forum post it was reported that Cobb was supposed to pay Smothers $10,000.00 from the insurance policy on his wife, but couldn’t get it because he was a suspect in her death.

    See what happens when you don’t pay the triggerman what you promised him? He turns himself in and rats you out too. Another case of instant karma, maybe?

  • michelle

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

    The comedians. :)
    http://www.smothersbrothers.com/

  • michelle

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

    The comedians. :)
    http://www.smothersbrothers.com/

  • michelle

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

    The comedians. :)
    http://www.smothersbrothers.com/

  • michelle

    Is that kind of like one of the Smuckers brothers?

    The comedians. :)
    http://www.smothersbrothers.com/

  • blahblahblah

    damn, like it’s not shitty enough to have a hit out on you…but a hit for only $1500?? that’s just adding insult to injury.

  • blahblahblah

    damn, like it’s not shitty enough to have a hit out on you…but a hit for only $1500?? that’s just adding insult to injury.

  • blahblahblah

    damn, like it’s not shitty enough to have a hit out on you…but a hit for only $1500?? that’s just adding insult to injury.

  • blahblahblah

    damn, like it’s not shitty enough to have a hit out on you…but a hit for only $1500?? that’s just adding insult to injury.

  • bornagainpagan

    Smothers described himself as a professional hitman.

    Man, he sucks at that too. $1500, caught before he could spend it on bling and bullets, and admits to killing 9 other people? Don’t quit your day job, Vincent, whatever that is (oh’ I forgot – professional inmate, right?…)

  • bornagainpagan

    Smothers described himself as a professional hitman.

    Man, he sucks at that too. $1500, caught before he could spend it on bling and bullets, and admits to killing 9 other people? Don’t quit your day job, Vincent, whatever that is (oh’ I forgot – professional inmate, right?…)

  • bornagainpagan

    Smothers described himself as a professional hitman.

    Man, he sucks at that too. $1500, caught before he could spend it on bling and bullets, and admits to killing 9 other people? Don’t quit your day job, Vincent, whatever that is (oh’ I forgot – professional inmate, right?…)

  • bornagainpagan

    Smothers described himself as a professional hitman.

    Man, he sucks at that too. $1500, caught before he could spend it on bling and bullets, and admits to killing 9 other people? Don’t quit your day job, Vincent, whatever that is (oh’ I forgot – professional inmate, right?…)

  • bornagainpagan

    Smothers described himself as a professional hitman.

    Man, he sucks at that too. $1500, caught before he could spend it on bling and bullets, and admits to killing 9 other people? Don’t quit your day job, Vincent, whatever that is (oh’ I forgot – professional inmate, right?…)

  • WryBread

    So your sister gets shot while playing basketball in the driveway. Instead of finding out who shot her and killing THEM, the asshole decides that he’s going to make money by killing other innocent people for hire.

    Good riddence to bad rubbish. I hope the dicks in their assholes in prison poke out their noses like sprouts.

  • WryBread

    So your sister gets shot while playing basketball in the driveway. Instead of finding out who shot her and killing THEM, the asshole decides that he’s going to make money by killing other innocent people for hire.

    Good riddence to bad rubbish. I hope the dicks in their assholes in prison poke out their noses like sprouts.

  • WryBread

    So your sister gets shot while playing basketball in the driveway. Instead of finding out who shot her and killing THEM, the asshole decides that he’s going to make money by killing other innocent people for hire.

    Good riddence to bad rubbish. I hope the dicks in their assholes in prison poke out their noses like sprouts.

  • Athena

    Yeah, I might have sympathy for the guy if, after his sister’s death, he went all Boondock Saints on motherfuckers. But, no. He decided to become the trash he undoubtedly loathed, at one point. Weak.

  • Athena

    Yeah, I might have sympathy for the guy if, after his sister’s death, he went all Boondock Saints on motherfuckers. But, no. He decided to become the trash he undoubtedly loathed, at one point. Weak.

  • Athena

    Yeah, I might have sympathy for the guy if, after his sister’s death, he went all Boondock Saints on motherfuckers. But, no. He decided to become the trash he undoubtedly loathed, at one point. Weak.

  • Athena

    Yeah, I might have sympathy for the guy if, after his sister’s death, he went all Boondock Saints on motherfuckers. But, no. He decided to become the trash he undoubtedly loathed, at one point. Weak.

  • Unamused Cat

    DETROIT — A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer’s wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn’t facing charges, authorities said. WTF???

    http://ap.thecabin.net/pstories/us/20080422/271091687.shtml

  • Unamused Cat

    DETROIT — A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer’s wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn’t facing charges, authorities said. WTF???

    http://ap.thecabin.net/pstories/us/20080422/271091687.shtml

  • Unamused Cat

    DETROIT — A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer’s wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn’t facing charges, authorities said. WTF???

    http://ap.thecabin.net/pstories/us/20080422/271091687.shtml

  • Unamused Cat

    DETROIT — A police officer arrested after a man claimed he was paid to kill the officer’s wife was released from custody Tuesday and isn’t facing charges, authorities said. WTF???

    http://ap.thecabin.net/pstories/us/20080422/271091687.shtml

  • Angel

    Thanks for the update, UC. I guess the prosecutor’s office wants to wait until they have an airtight case before they charge him and put him on trial. Probably because they want sufficient evidence before they risk a trial.
    Double jeopardy and all that jazz….

  • Angel

    Thanks for the update, UC. I guess the prosecutor’s office wants to wait until they have an airtight case before they charge him and put him on trial. Probably because they want sufficient evidence before they risk a trial.
    Double jeopardy and all that jazz….

  • Angel

    Thanks for the update, UC. I guess the prosecutor’s office wants to wait until they have an airtight case before they charge him and put him on trial. Probably because they want sufficient evidence before they risk a trial.
    Double jeopardy and all that jazz….

  • Angel

    Thanks for the update, UC. I guess the prosecutor’s office wants to wait until they have an airtight case before they charge him and put him on trial. Probably because they want sufficient evidence before they risk a trial.
    Double jeopardy and all that jazz….

  • Unamused Cat

    Thanks for the update, UC. I guess the prosecutor’s office wants to wait until they have an airtight case before they charge him and put him on trial. Probably because they want sufficient evidence before they risk a trial.
    Double jeopardy and all that jazz….

    They are gonna have to have all their ducks in a row for this one.

  • Unamused Cat

    Thanks for the update, UC. I guess the prosecutor’s office wants to wait until they have an airtight case before they charge him and put him on trial. Probably because they want sufficient evidence before they risk a trial.
    Double jeopardy and all that jazz….

    They are gonna have to have all their ducks in a row for this one.

  • Angel

    They are gonna have to have all their ducks in a row for this one.

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

  • Angel

    They are gonna have to have all their ducks in a row for this one.

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

  • Angel

    They are gonna have to have all their ducks in a row for this one.

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

  • bornagainpagan

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

    and some very blue ducks ( I know, stupid – I just wanted to belong…)

  • bornagainpagan

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

    and some very blue ducks ( I know, stupid – I just wanted to belong…)

  • bornagainpagan

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

    and some very blue ducks ( I know, stupid – I just wanted to belong…)

  • bornagainpagan

    And a sharpshooter behind the duck blind…….

    and some very blue ducks ( I know, stupid – I just wanted to belong…)

  • Unamused Cat
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  • MISSICEWEOOD

    That’s messed up, b/c I went to school with him and his sister and he never was taken for a killer. But when his siter got killed he flipped out and I don’t blame him, b/c it was very sad for him and his family. He was a good person at a point of time but shit happens

  • MISSICEWEOOD

    That’s messed up, b/c I went to school with him and his sister and he never was taken for a killer. But when his siter got killed he flipped out and I don’t blame him, b/c it was very sad for him and his family. He was a good person at a point of time but shit happens

  • MISSICEWEOOD

    That’s messed up, b/c I went to school with him and his sister and he never was taken for a killer. But when his siter got killed he flipped out and I don’t blame him, b/c it was very sad for him and his family. He was a good person at a point of time but shit happens

  • MISSICEWEOOD

    That’s messed up, b/c I went to school with him and his sister and he never was taken for a killer. But when his siter got killed he flipped out and I don’t blame him, b/c it was very sad for him and his family. He was a good person at a point of time but shit happens

  • Concerned Citizen

    He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June.

    I swear, I think I saw this story on A&E’s The First 48 just the other day. Either it was this case, or one EXACTLY like it.

  • Concerned Citizen

    He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June.

    I swear, I think I saw this story on A&E’s The First 48 just the other day. Either it was this case, or one EXACTLY like it.

  • Concerned Citizen

    He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June.

    I swear, I think I saw this story on A&E’s The First 48 just the other day. Either it was this case, or one EXACTLY like it.

  • Concerned Citizen

    He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June.

    I swear, I think I saw this story on A&E’s The First 48 just the other day. Either it was this case, or one EXACTLY like it.

  • Concerned Citizen

    He and an accomplice allegedly shot three people, killing two at an apartment complex last June.

    I swear, I think I saw this story on A&E’s The First 48 just the other day. Either it was this case, or one EXACTLY like it.

  • jsmine2500

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

  • jsmine2500

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

  • jsmine2500

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

  • Concerned Citizen

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

    I thought so. Thanks for confirming that for me. This is just SO sad. It sounds like Vincent really lost it when his sister was murdered and now many innocent people have lost their lives at the hands of his anger.

    Vincent came forward and turned himself in, or so it showed on The First 48. I just don’t know why it took him so long to show remorse.

    His co-conspirator pissed me off so bad when he laughed after being confronted by LE. The show said it was suspected that Vincent killed the man, and his accomplice shot the women. One of the women lost an eye, but survived, and her bestfriend, who was a new mother, died. That poor baby will grow up now without any memory of her mother. I wonder if that’s what finally broke him?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

    I thought so. Thanks for confirming that for me. This is just SO sad. It sounds like Vincent really lost it when his sister was murdered and now many innocent people have lost their lives at the hands of his anger.

    Vincent came forward and turned himself in, or so it showed on The First 48. I just don’t know why it took him so long to show remorse.

    His co-conspirator pissed me off so bad when he laughed after being confronted by LE. The show said it was suspected that Vincent killed the man, and his accomplice shot the women. One of the women lost an eye, but survived, and her bestfriend, who was a new mother, died. That poor baby will grow up now without any memory of her mother. I wonder if that’s what finally broke him?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

    I thought so. Thanks for confirming that for me. This is just SO sad. It sounds like Vincent really lost it when his sister was murdered and now many innocent people have lost their lives at the hands of his anger.

    Vincent came forward and turned himself in, or so it showed on The First 48. I just don’t know why it took him so long to show remorse.

    His co-conspirator pissed me off so bad when he laughed after being confronted by LE. The show said it was suspected that Vincent killed the man, and his accomplice shot the women. One of the women lost an eye, but survived, and her bestfriend, who was a new mother, died. That poor baby will grow up now without any memory of her mother. I wonder if that’s what finally broke him?

  • Concerned Citizen

    Yes this is the same guy that was hired to kill that man and killed that girl and shot her friend. It was on the First 48

    I thought so. Thanks for confirming that for me. This is just SO sad. It sounds like Vincent really lost it when his sister was murdered and now many innocent people have lost their lives at the hands of his anger.

    Vincent came forward and turned himself in, or so it showed on The First 48. I just don’t know why it took him so long to show remorse.

    His co-conspirator pissed me off so bad when he laughed after being confronted by LE. The show said it was suspected that Vincent killed the man, and his accomplice shot the women. One of the women lost an eye, but survived, and her bestfriend, who was a new mother, died. That poor baby will grow up now without any memory of her mother. I wonder if that’s what finally broke him?

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • Unamused Cat

    David Cobb has killed himself by hanging. His body was found in the park. And here he said he was innocent.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,429229,00.html

  • ricksmiFF

    I understand D.A.Worthy let this guy go! Why would a hit man shoot someone not in the game if he was'nt hired by someone? Cops in cahoots with gangsta's are the worst scumbags!

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