AFTER 33 years on death row, the curious case of Kevin Cooper has hit the headlines once again. Who is the inmate convicted of murder, what is he alleged to have done and how long has he been on death row? Here's what we know. Who is Kevin Cooper and what did he do? Born in 1958, Kevin Cooper is a death row inmate currently held in California's San Quentin prison. He was convicted on several burglary offences between 1977 and 1982. In late 1982, Cooper fled to California after escaping from a Pennsylvania psychiatric facility and was subsequently convicted of two burglaries in the Los Angeles area. He began serving a four-year sentence under the alias David Trautman at the California Institution for Men (CIM) in Chino on April 29, 1983, where he was assigned to the minimum security section. On June 2, 1983, Cooper climbed through a hole in the prison fence and walked away from the prison across an open field. Two days later, four people were murdered in a … [Read more...] about What did Kevin Cooper do, how many murders was he convicted of and how long has he been on death row?