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Sherry Murder Player Back In Jail

HATTIESBURG (WLOX) -- The man who admitted helping arrange the 1987 murders of Judge Vincent and Margaret Sherry was back in federal court Tuesday, less than two weeks after being released from prison.

After 16 years behind bars, 66-year-old Glen Paul Cook, Sr. enjoyed only two days of freedom before allegedly breaking his probation.  

Judge Sherry and his wife were killed in their Biloxi home in a murder for hire plot that involved hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing funds from a prison based scam. In all, half a dozen people, including former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, were found guilty and sent to prison for their part in the conspiracy.  

Cook admitted delivering $20,000 to a Texas hitman for killing the Sherrys. He eventually pleaded guilty to witness intimidation.

After serving 16 years, Cook was placed under five years supervision. That ended this weekend when he was arrested for domestic violence in Jackson County.  

At a detention hearing in Hattiesburg Tuesday, Judge Mike Parker ordered Cook back to jail. He'll stay there until a revocation hearing before Judge Keith Starrett. That's scheduled for July 10th in Gulfport.

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