CA - Oakland, Nia Wilson stabbed to death on BART, sister injured, 22 Jul 2018 *Arrest*

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    I am not linking it because I can't find the MSM link it appeared it but there is a pic out there of him holding the whole knife in his hand from the BART footage. search you will find it.
     
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    From my feed, witness statement of incident:
     

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    27-year-old man sought in deadly stabbing at BART station

    "At around 8:00 a.m. Monday a KTVU crew watched police recover a large knife from a construction site under Highway 24 along the MacArthur BART access road. BART police later confirmed that the knife is the suspected murder weapon"

    Half a day later!? You know what, of course. It's BART. Folks film pornos on it, this thing catches fire from time to time, and we've got random rotting body parts along the tracks coming up regularly. Why would anyone expect any better.
     
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    i really don't like that they didn't release the suspect footage from BART earlier. I was hearing he was seen at the concord bart again this morning. would have helped if his face was out there.
     
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    It's so sad and frustrating to see what has happened to Bart. It has been more and more dangerous lately. I rode it every day when I went to UC Berkeley back in the dinosaur era. And it was squeaky clean and felt very safe.

    My nieces told me recently that they never use it unless they absolutely have to, because there are so many scary people on the train now, and you feel trapped once it is going underneath the tunnels/ very sad.

    Watching her poor father is so heartbreaking. He shouldn't have to grieve such a young, beautiful daughter over a meaningless, unnecessary act of evil.
     
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    Nia Wilson’s family ‘1,000 percent’ wants death penalty for alleged BART killer

    November 27, 2018

    "....Wilson’s mother, Alicia Grayson, told reporters she “most definitely” wants the death penalty for Cowell.

    “100 percent … 1,000 percent,” she said.

    Wilson’s father, Ansar Muhammed, said the court process is going “too slow” for his family.

    “It’s very frustrating,” he said. “Our family has been through a lot of grief this year. … We just want this year to get over with.”

    He also said that his daughter’s death is not getting enough media attention, and wants it to be recognized throughout the country....

    District Attorney Nancy O’Malley made a rare appearance at one of Cowell’s first court appearances, saying, “The crime is ruthless, a huge overwhelming tragedy for the family.”

    Typically, O’Malley makes a decision about whether to seek the death penalty after the preliminary hearing. Because there won’t be one in this case as a result of the indictment, it’s not known when her office will decide....

    Moore, Cowell’s attorney, said she submitted a mitigation letter to the district attorney and her committee asking them to consider other factors of her client’s life, such as his history of mental illness, before O’Malley decides whether to seek the death penalty. Moore said Cowell was released from a state mental hospital just 75 days before the attack.

    Cowell is expected to enter a plea at his next court date, Dec. 20."

    Oakland: Nia Wilson family wants death penalty for BART killer

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    Thursday, Dec. 20th:
    *Plea Hearing (@ PT) – CA – Nia Wilson (18) (July 22, 2018, MacArthur BART Station, Oakland; her sister was injured) – John Lee Cowell (27) arrested (7/23/18) & charged (7/25/18) with murder & attempted murder with special allegations of using a deadly weapon on each charge. No bond.
    In May 2016 he was convicted of felony second-degree robbery. A Kaiser hospital in Richmond had also obtained a restraining order against him in April 2016 because they said he repeatedly harassed & threatened staff members.
    A restraining order was also filed against him in 2015. With 2016 bookings in Alameda County for misdemeanor infractions involving possession of a controlled substance, petty theft, * vandalism (malicious destruction of property).
    In 2013, he was convicted of battery in Walnut Creek.
    Cowell had just been released on parole in May 2018 (after serving 2 years), after fulfilling his complete prison sentence for robbery.
    Cowell faces a potential life sentence if found guilty of any of the charges, and his prior criminal history could lead to an additional 25-to-life sentence under California’s three-strikes law.

    Detention hearing was 7/25/18; Enter Plea hearing on 8/22 was extended to 11/27 & now to 12/20.
     
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    BART Stabbing Suspect Mentally Incompetent, Attorney Says

    The defense lawyer for a transient charged with murder for the fatal stabbing of 18-year-old Nia Wilson at the MacArthur BART station in July told a judge Thursday that she thinks her client is mentally incompetent to stand trial.
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    Alameda County Superior Court Judge James Cramer put the matter over until Dec. 27 so he can review a brief by Assistant District Attorney L.D. Louis, who specializes in mental health cases, about the legal standards that must be met before a defendant is declared mentally incompetent to stand trial.
     
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    Thursday, Dec. 27th:
    *Competency Hearing (@ PT) – CA – Nia Wilson (18) (July 22, 2018, MacArthur BART Station, Oakland; her sister was injured) – *John Lee Cowell (27) arrested (7/23/18) & charged (7/25/18) with murder & attempted murder with special allegations of using a deadly weapon on each charge. No bond.
    In May 2016 he was convicted of felony second-degree robbery. A Kaiser hospital in Richmond had also obtained a restraining order against him in April 2016 because they said he repeatedly harassed & threatened staff members.
    A restraining order was also filed against him in 2015. With 2016 bookings in Alameda County for misdemeanor infractions involving possession of a controlled substance, petty theft, & vandalism (malicious destruction of property.)
    In 2013, he was convicted of battery in Walnut Creek.
    Cowell had just been released on parole in May 2018 (after serving 2 years), after fulfilling his complete prison sentence for robbery.
    Cowell faces a potential life sentence if found guilty of any of the charges, and his prior criminal history could lead to an additional 25-to-life sentence under California’s three-strikes law.

    Detention hearing was 7/25/18; Enter Plea hearing on 8/22 was extended to 11/27 & now to 12/20.
    12/20/18 Update: Defense attorney says her client is incompetent to stand trial. Judge moves for Competency hearing on 12/27.
     
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    Wed. February 13th:
    *Competency Report Hearing (@ PT) – CA – Nia Wilson (18) (July 22, 2018, MacArthur BART Station, Oakland; her sister was injured) – *John Lee Cowell (27) arrested (7/23/18) & charged (7/25/18) with murder & attempted murder with special allegations of using a deadly weapon on each charge. No bond.
    In May 2016 he was convicted of felony second-degree robbery. A Kaiser hospital in Richmond had also obtained a restraining order against him in April 2016 because they said he repeatedly harassed & threatened staff members.
    A restraining order was also filed against him in 2015. With 2016 bookings in Alameda County for misdemeanor infractions involving possession of a controlled substance, petty theft, & vandalism (malicious destruction of property).
    In 2013, he was convicted of battery in Walnut Creek.
    Cowell had just been released on parole in May 2018 (after serving 2 years), after fulfilling his complete prison sentence for robbery.
    Cowell faces a potential life sentence if found guilty of any of the charges, and his prior criminal history could lead to an additional 25-to-life sentence under California’s three-strikes law.

    Detention hearing was 7/25/18; Enter Plea hearing on 8/22 was extended to 11/27 & now to 12/20.
    12/20/18 Update: Defense attorney says her client is incompetent to stand trial. Judge moves for Competency hearing on 12/27.
    12/27/18 Update: Judge suspends criminal case allowing time for doctors to determine his mentally fit to stand trial. Competency Report hearing on 2/13.
     
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    Case delayed on Nia Wilson murder

    February 14, 2019

    "It has been five months since Nia Wilson was fatally stabbed at the MacArthur BART Station in Oakland, Calif. by transient John Lee Cowell....

    He was initially booked into the Santa Rita jail and was ordered to stand trial. In December of last year, Judge James Cramer postponed his case and ordered a psychological evaluation at the request of his attorneys.

    The hearing was supposed to take place on Feb. 13 but has been pushed back to March 1 until psychiatrist Chamberlin evaluates Cowell. The evaluation is to be held on Feb. 22.

    The defendant has already been interviewed by psychiatrist Dr. Griffith. However, Dr. Griffith has not been able to conclude if Cowell was competent to stand trial...."

    Case delayed on Nia Wilson murder

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    COWELL, JOHN LEE 18-CR-012419 BLB475 8400395 011 03/01/2019 8:30AM Plea Hearing Felony

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    Friday, March 1st:
    *Competency Report Hearing (@ 8:30am PT) – CA – Nia Wilson (18) (July 22, 2018, MacArthur BART Station, Oakland; her sister was injured) – *John Lee Cowell (27) arrested (7/23/18) & charged (7/25/18) with murder & attempted murder with special allegations of using a deadly weapon on each charge. No bond.
    In May 2016 he was convicted of felony second-degree robbery. A Kaiser hospital in Richmond had also obtained a restraining order against him in April 2016 because they said he repeatedly harassed & threatened staff members.
    A restraining order was also filed against him in 2015. With 2016 bookings in Alameda County for misdemeanor infractions involving possession of a controlled substance, petty theft, & vandalism (malicious destruction of property).
    In 2013, he was convicted of battery in Walnut Creek.
    Cowell had just been released on parole in May 2018 (after serving 2 years), after fulfilling his complete prison sentence for robbery.
    Cowell faces a potential life sentence if found guilty of any of the charges, and his prior criminal history could lead to an additional 25-to-life sentence under California’s three-strikes law.

    Detention hearing was 7/25/18; Enter Plea hearing on 8/22 was extended to 11/27 & now to 12/20.
    12/20/18 Update: Defense attorney says her client is incompetent to stand trial. Judge moves for Competency hearing on 12/27.
    12/27/18 Update: Judge suspends criminal case allowing time for doctors to determine his mentally fit to stand trial. Competency Report hearing on 2/13.
    2/13/19 Update: Hearing moved to 3/1/19, as evaluation will be on 2/22.
     
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