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WV Supreme Court denies appeal of man convicted of gunning down ex-girlfriend in 2011

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The West Virginia Supreme Court has upheld the first degree murder conviction of Ray Dwayne Cook, sentenced to life without mercy for the July 2011 shooting death of his estranged girlfriend while she sat in her car in a grocery store parking lot in Ranson.

The victim, Jenny Perrine, had told friends she was meeting Cook to take possession of two dogs that had been in his care.

In his appeal, Cook contended the Jefferson County Circuit judge erred in failing to suppress statements he'd made at the scene, in a police interview room and while he was being booked.as well as evidence he claims should have been suppressed due to insufficient search warrant affidavits and statements that had been suppressed during the state's case-in-chief. He also demanded a new trial.

The justices, however, said they could "find no error in the circuit court's ruling."

Cook also was sentenced to one year, to be served concurrently, for brandishing.