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Victims’ sons testify in GR murder case, text message evidence shown

Posted at 10:26 AM, Feb 03, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The man accused of killing his long-time girlfriend and leaving her in the street is in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

Jermaine Cooper is accused of shooting Melissa Moore on November 6, 2015 in northeast Grand Rapids.  Her body was found by a city street-sweeping crew in the early morning hours that day.  Cooper was arrested about a month later in Detroit.

One of the key pieces of evidence presented was a text message sent from Cooper's phone to one of Moore's sons the day she was killed. It reads:

A text message sent from Jermaine Cooper to one of Melissa Moore's sons the day she was killed.

A text message sent from Jermaine Cooper to one of Melissa Moore's sons the day she was killed.

"I'm so sorry jb I love y'all and you seen that bs take care of ur brother and stay in sports to have a better future for u and him tell grandma and the family I'm sorry. I love yall."

The hearing Wednesday is to determine if there is enough evidence to hold a trial for Cooper.  He is charged with Open Murder and Felony Firearms violations.  He has three previous felony convictions.