PRINCETON — A former Oakland City man’s final pre-trial hearing in connection with the shooting death of his father is scheduled Thursday morning in Gibson Superior Court.

According to court records, Collin J. Cooper, 20, now of Evansville, who is charged with voluntary manslaughter, is scheduled to appear before Gibson Superior Court Judge Robert Krieg at 9 a.m. with defense attorney Ivan Arnaez of Evansville.

In an April pre-trial hearing, Judge Krieg set a three-day jury trial for Nov. 8-10.

Cooper is on electronically monitored home detention after posting $7,500 cash bond in January for the level 2 felony charge of voluntary manslaughter, filed Dec. 19, 2020, according to court records.

A level 2 felony criminal charge in Indiana carries a potential penalty of 10 to 30 years in prison, with an advisory sentence of 171/2 years.

He was arrested in connection with the death of Calvin L. Cooper, 44, Oakland City, following a 911 call placed to Gibson County Central Dispatch reporting a shooting with an injury at 430 South Walnut Street in Oakland City.

The police affidavit of probable cause for seeking the charge reported that when police arrived at the address, which was Colin Cooper’s home, they found Calvin Cooper had been shot. First responders tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Cooper and his father were in an altercation inside the home when Cooper shot his father.


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