MONTGOMERY, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney, Larry E. Harrah, II announces that on June 6, 2018, Cedric E. Coping of Montgomery was sentenced to fifteen (15) years for voluntary manslaughter for his role in the death of Luis Jackson of Kimberly, West Virginia in 2016.
On October 29, 2016, police responded to the Eagles Club in Montgomery shortly after midnight and found the victim, Luis Jackson, unresponsive following a fight with Brockman and Coping. It was determined later that Jackson suffered a skull fracture and a brain bleed as a result of the incident. Jackson died three (3) days later from his injuries.
Coping is currently serving an enhanced sentence from Kanawha County stemming from his 2016 conviction for conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine and prior felony record.
This crime was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and prosecuted by Jennifer D. Crane, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney.