Infamous criminal returns to jail

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

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

Sherry and his wife were murdered in their Biloxi home in 1987 in a murder for hire plot that involved hundreds of thousands of dollars in missing funds from a prison-based scam.

In all, a half a dozen men, including former Biloxi Mayor Pete Halat, were found guilty and sent to prison for their parts in the conspiracy. Cook admitted delivering $20,000 to a Texas hitman for killing the couple.

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. In a detention hearing in Hattiesburg Tuesday, Judge Mike Parker ordered Cook back to jail until a revocation hearing was held before Judge Keith Starrett in Gulfport July 10.