Zachary Cooper claimed he was God and had killed the devil in 28th and Adams homicide (19)

Update: Earlier this week, Zachary Cooper was arrested in regard to a homicide near the intersection of 28th and Adams near City Park; see our previous coverage below.

Now, we've obtained the arrest affidavit in the case, and the narrative is shocking. According to the document, also shared here, Cooper is a recently discharged member of the military who beat an elderly family friend to death under the delusion that the victim was the devil and he was God.

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