Brad grew up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.
That's a small town somewhere above Montana. Brad says that it is known as the sunniest spot in Canada. He grew up there with his mother and father, Carol and Terry Cooper and his brother Grant. The Cooper household wasn't the kind that was openly affectionate or gushing. But they were close and loving. It was a warm home. In the winters, Brad and his father would play hockey and work on projects around the house together. As long as Brad can remember he would attend his dad's Chemistry classes and help out. In the summers, Brad would garden with his mother and grandmother, a hobby he would later enjoy with his own daughters. His family valued education. After graduating from high school, Brad went to Medicine Hat College. After one year, Brad went to the University of Calgary so that he could leave the nest. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science in 1996. A few years later, Brad met Nancy. Once they started dating, they were inseparable.
On Christmas Day, 1999, Brad proposed to Nancy, surrounded by her family, and their love and support. They were married on October 13, 2000 in Calgary. They had a wedding planned for the following May but Brad received a job offer with Cisco and they would only give Nancy a visa if they were married. Nancy and Brad rushed the wedding before Brad accepted the job so that Nancy could obtain a visa. Nancy and Brad moved from Calgary on January 1, 2001.
For the next seven years, Brad and Nancy lived in Cary, NC. Brad worked at Cisco, as a VoIP engineer, and they had two daughters. Bella was born in February 2004 and Katie in July of 2006. The next year, Brad earned his MBA from NC State. He graduated on December 18, 2007. Nancy, Katie and Bella were there by his side. Although their marriage was rocky in the spring of 2008, Brad loved Nancy, and he loved his girls. He would never do anything to hurt them.
On July 12, 2008, Nancy Cooper was tragically murdered. A few days later, Bella and Katie were ripped from Brad's arms by the Wake County Sheriff's Office. In one week, Brad had lost everything important in his life--his wife and two daughters. Brad Cooper has maintained his innocence for almost three years. He was wrongfully convicted in a case based on conjecture and gut feelings. Justice For Brad means a fair trial. It means a chance to present evidence of innocence. It means a courtroom without bias. It means a chance for Brad to clear his name, move on with his life--and get his girls back. Brad Cooper is innocent. He did not murder Nancy. Let him prove that.
January 23, 2014
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