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Alecia Cooper Loses Appeal



Copyright WHR 2007

By Christy Howard Parsons

The Tennessee Court of Appeals upheld two convictions against Alecia Cooper resulting from a confrontation between a security officer and Cooper at the 2005 Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration.

Cooper had appealed the convictions claiming the evidence was insufficient to support both convictions.

Cooper was convicted of the attempt to commit assault and disorderly conduct after she had a confrontation with two security officers who had prevented her from entering the warm up and inspection area at the 2005 Celebration. She was sentenced to 48 hours of unsupervised probation.

Cooper has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Celebration in civil court.

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