Page's ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook hires criminal defense attorneys

MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 News learned late Thursday night, August 9th Sikh Temple shooting gunman Wade Michael Page's ex-girlfriend, Misty Cook, has hired criminal defense attorneys with Kohn & Smith to represent her.

31-year-old Cook was arrested Tuesday evening, August 7th on tentative charges of being a felon in possession of a weapon. The weapon was reportedly found in Cook's home after she was questioned by authorities following the shooting, and her home was searched.

Officials showed up at Cook's home Tuesday and confirmed to FOX6 News Cook was taken into custody. Cook has not yet been officially charged.

FOX News reported Tuesday the weapon found in Cook's home was not related to the Sikh Temple shooting. South Milwaukee police are meeting with the FBI, however.

In a statement released Thursday, the law firm said:

"Misty Cook has retained the lawyers listed below to represent her. We have opened the channels of communication with the proper authorities. Because this is an ongoing investigation we are ethically bound to not further comment on this matter. Ms. Cook has also been advised to not comment. Accordingly, at this time, there is no need to contact us or Ms. Cook."

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