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Tiequon Cox
Tiequon Cox.jpg
Mug shot of Tiequon Cox.
Born Tiequon Aundray Cox
(1965-12-01) December 1, 1965 (age 50)
United States
Other names Lil Fee
Occupation Criminal
Criminal penalty Death sentence
Criminal status Incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison
Conviction(s) First degree murder

Tiequon Aundray "Lil Fee" Cox (born December 1, 1965) is a convicted murderer currently incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison.

Cox became one of the prime suspects of a mass murder investigation concerning the deaths of Ebora Alexander, aged 59, Dietra Alexander, aged 25, two boys Damon Bonner, aged 6, and Damani Garner-Alexander, aged 12. These four individuals were relatives of former NFL player and defensive back Kermit Alexander. Cox was also a noted member of the Rollin' 60, one of the many sets affiliated to the Crips, and actually still on parole on an unrelated charge.[1]

Murders and possible motives[edit]

The events that occurred on August 31, 1984, are not clear, but what is known is that two suspects, described as being male, were seen bursting into the house of Ebora Alexander (the mother of Kermit Alexander) and opening fire, killing four people in the process. Two other family members who had previously been hiding, managed to scare off the gunmen, who were seen fleeing into a brown or maroon van. Later the two suspects would be caught and identified as Tiequon Cox, aged 18, and later a man Horace Edwin Burns, aged 20.[1][2] Both were known affiliates of the Rollin' 60. Burns was not one of the gunman it would turn out, but a look-out, along with two women Lisa Brown and Ida Moore, who drove the get-away vehicle. Darren Charles Williams would later be caught and identified as the other gunman.[3]

In the past many media outlets have cited that the reason behind the killings was a drug deal gone bad. This has been proven to be false. During the summer of 1983 a woman had been paralyzed in a shooting incident at a local Watts bar, and her family was suing the bar's owner in a multimillion dollar suit. The bar owner wanted to eliminate the lawsuit, so he hired the gang members to assassinate the girl's entire household. The bar owner wrote the family's address on a piece of paper, but Cox and his accomplices misread it and invaded the home of Ebora Alexander.

In 1986, he was found guilty of four counts of 1st degree murder, in accordance with premeditation laws, in the state of California. The jury further determined that he should be sentenced to death, placing him on death row.

Related information[edit]

Tiequon Cox stabbed Stanley "Tookie" Williams in 1988 while on death row. This is depicted in the 2004 TV film Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.

On the afternoon of July 18, 2000, three inmates, regarded as some of San Quentin's most dangerous prisoners, almost escaped.[2] The three, identified as Tiequon Cox, Paul Tuilaepa, and Noel Jackson, all rushed towards a hole that had been unraveled from a four foot section of a chain-link fence, nearly escaping with the intent of securing themselves hostages. However, the attempt failed and with some difficulty the officers managed to get all three inmates subdued and back into a controlled yard. But, the escape attempt left many officers re-addressing the serious security problems that had been plaguing San Quentin for years.

References in literature & media[edit]

Several references are made about Cox and the 1984 murders he was suspected of and subsequently incarcerated for, in Leon Bing's Do or Die, a book documenting the lives of at-risk youth in late '80's inner city Los Angeles. This incident is also mentioned in the book "Monster; A Biography of an L.A. Gang Member" written by Kody "Monster" Scott, a member of the Eight Trey Gangsta Crips in Los Angeles.

The details of the murder were also discussed by Alex A. Alonso in a 2008 episode of History Channel's Gangland.

Outside the Lines did a show on Kermit Alexander and the murders of his family members on March 1st, 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tiequon Cox from Rollin 60's is arrested for murder". Streetgangs.com. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  2. ^ Pence, Angelica (July 27, 2000). "Death Row Inmates' Breakout Thwarted / San Quentin correctional officers see big safety problems". The San Francisco Chronicle. 

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33 news items

NBCNews.com

NBCNews.com
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:02:38 -0800

The police eventually did find the gunman, who was convicted and sentenced to death. But three decades later, Tiequon Cox is still alive, along with 750 other California killers whose executions are bogged down in endless litigation and political ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 12:09:51 -0800

Of the nearly 750 inmates on California's death row, at least 16 could be next in line for execution, having completed their appeals, which have been rejected. Fernando Belmontes. Albert Brown. Kevin Cooper. Tiequon Cox. Albert Cunningham. Ronald Deere.

SFGate

HeraldNet
Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:12:30 -0800

It has been almost three decades since Tiequon Cox, one of three men convicted for the killings, was sentenced to death. As one of 19 San Quentin death row inmates to have exhausted all of his appeals, Cox should be among the first inmates to be ...

American Spectator

American Spectator
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 01:01:24 -0800

It has been almost three decades since Tiequon Cox, one of three men convicted for the killings, was sentenced to death. As one of 19 San Quentin death row inmates to have exhausted all of his appeals, Cox should be among the first inmates to be ...

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:22:30 -0700

Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old member of the Rolling 60s street gang, Tiequon Cox, as the shooter. The gang, a branch of the infamous Crips, dealt in drugs, burglary and bank robberies and glorified with the boast "rich and rolling, mafia-style.".
 
Courthouse News Service
Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:26:15 -0800

Tiequon Cox was 18 when he and a fellow gang member stormed into the home of Ebora Alexander, 57, Kermit's mother, and shot her once through the head as she sat at her kitchen table drinking coffee. His 23-year-old sister Dietria and two nephews, ...

SF State Campus Headlines

SF State Campus Headlines
Thu, 24 Sep 2015 15:52:30 -0700

During the visit, Gerould overheard a guard say that the most dangerous man on death row was Tiequon Cox -- a central figure in the Alexander murders. That sparked his interest in writing a book about the case, and he asked Snipes to work with him on ...

LA Daily News

LA Daily News
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 12:05:02 -0700

The shooter, Tiequon Cox, was someone Alexander had encountered before as a troubled youth playing in a football league in the neighborhood. Cox was found guilty and received the death penalty. With his appeals exhausted, he still sits on death row.
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