U.S. Attorney Wilma Lewis opposed seeking the death penalty for Carl Cooper, the man accused of the triple murder at a Northwest Washington Starbucks coffee shop in 1997.
Although the Justice Department on Monday announced it would seek Cooper’s execution, Lewis argued to Attorney General Janet Reno in a meeting last week that the death penalty should not be sought in Cooper’s case, according to two Justice Department officials.
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