A Richmond man has been arrested for stabbing his 78-year-old mother to death Sunday.
Richmond police arrested Ronnie Cook, 44, and charged him with the murder of his mother, Emma Cook. Ronnie Cook was arraigned on murder, robbery and grand larceny charges in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Monday morning.
Cook stabbed his mother to death and stole her car Sunday, according to prosecutors. The case is Richmond's first homicide of 2014.
People were very emotional at the crime scene, an apartment complex in the 1900 block of Cedar Street in the Union Hill neighborhood. Family members said Emma Cook's daughter found her dead in her apartment just before 5 p.m. Officers arrived on scene just 60 seconds after the 911 call came in.
Emma Cook's car had been missing since Friday, according to one of her grandchildren. Officers spotted the vehicle at a hotel in the 2600 block of Chamberlayne Avenue Sunday night. Ronnie Cook was arrested at the hotel a short while later.
Dozens of relatives and friends gathered, as officers investigated, mourning the loss of someone so well-loved in her community. Many knew Cook as "Miss Emma." Her family says she worked as a custodian at Richmond Public Schools for years.
Court records also indicate Cook has been in trouble for stealing from his mother before. In 1995 and 2004 he was convicted for taking a gold chain- and a camcorder, DVD player, and coin collection respectively.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyMore >>
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 7:11 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:11:00 GMT
It's no exaggeration to say history is about to unfold tomorrow in Downtown Richmond. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are going on trial, battling corruption charges and battling to saveMore >>
It's no exaggeration to say history is about to unfold Monday in Downtown Richmond. Former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen are going on trial, battling corruption charges and battling to saveMore >>
Monday, July 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:09:42 GMT
Chesterfield Police are looking for the man who they said ran from officers Sunday night. The chase started about 8 p.m. Sunday night along James Street near Virginia State University. Officers saidMore >>
Chesterfield Police are looking for the man who they said ran from officers Sunday night. More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-28 05:00:55 GMT
Copyright 2014 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.More >>
Sara Bruehl, 18, was killed after a stranger shot her in the head, while she was driving, 15 years ago this summer. Sara's mother is using every avenue, including social media, to hunt down her daughter's killer.More >>