BORDENTOWN, N.J. — A former Air Force police officer accused of causing a deadly crash during a high-speed chase of a car carrying her estranged husband and another woman has been convicted of reckless manslaughter.
Burlington County prosecutors say Shade Cooper became enraged when another woman picked up her husband, Nicholas Cooper, after he visited his children at his wife’s apartment on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in December 2015.
They say the 28-year-old East Granby, Connecticut resident followed the car driven by 23-year-old Jocelyn Redding, of Hamilton, for about 10 miles before hitting the car. Redding’s car then crossed into an oncoming lane and was hit by a pickup truck, which sent Redding’s vehicle into a wooded area in Bordentown.
Both Redding and Nicholas Cooper were killed in the crash.