Steve and Kellie Stryker, foreground, talk with Teri Hosman in the state Assembly Chambers in Madison after a hearing Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Kellie Stryker testified in favor of Assembly Bill 780. which would remove language in the law that allows voluntary intoxication as a defense in criminal matters. Her brother, Brian M. Cooper, is accused in the death of Alisha Bromfield in Door County in August 2012.
The sister of an Illinois man accused of murdering a pregnant woman at a Nasewaupee resort asked the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Thursday to forward a bill that, if approved, would do away with voluntary intoxication as a defense in court for criminal liability.
It was Kellie Stryker's wedding that brought Brian M. Cooper, 36, to Door County on Aug. 18, 2012, with his friend Alisha Bromfield, 21. After the reception Cooper strangled Bromfield, who was six months pregnant, in their hotel room. He was not the child's father.
Cooper's defense during the first trial in June was that the ...