STURGEON BAY, WI -- An Illinois man has been charged with choking his pregnant ex-girlfriend to death, then having sex with her dead body.
Last month, 35-year-old Brian Cooper was staying with 22-year-old Alisha Bromfield, who was 6½ months pregnant with another man’s baby, at the Door County resort in Wisconsin. They were at the hotel to attend the wedding of Bromfield’s sister.
After the wedding, the two got into an argument over the fact that Bromfield wanted to end their relationship. Bromfield fell asleep, and Cooper started drinking and becoming increasingly angry over the breakup and how cold and indifferent he felt Bromfield was acting.
According to the criminal complaint, Cooper said he “didn’t want to go home single,” so he decided to stay in Wisconsin as a murdering, corpse raper.
Prosecutors say that at 2 or 3 in the morning, after watching Bromfield sleep for about two and a half hours, Cooper got on top of Bromfield and used his bare hands to choke her. Court papers revealed Bromfield pleaded for her life and the life of her unborn child. “Don’t do this to me, think of the baby,” she reportedly shouted at Cooper as he choked the life out of her.
After she was dead, Cooper allegedly undressed her and had sex with her corpse. Cooper told investigators that after he raped Bromfield’s corpse, he covered her body with a blanket out of respect. He then says he tried to kill himself with a butcher knife and a corkscrew but, obviously, was not successful. Cooper was arrested after he fled the scene and called police from gas station.
Cooper is currently being held in the Door County Jail on $1 million bond. When he entered the courtroom yesterday, he would not look at Bromfield’s friends and family who showed up wearing purple shirts and buttons featuring Bromfield’s face.Tags: Alisha Bromfield, Brian Cooper, Crime, Murder, Necrophilia, Strangulation, Wisconsin