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Holly and Nicole (O'Connor) Cooke

Holly, 15 and Nicole, 14, adopted as infants in Korea, were shot to death by their adoptive father James Cooke because they were going to report James was sexually abusing the girls. The girls were originally adopted by  Lois and Tom O'Connor, after they divorced Lois married James Cooke and he adopted the girls. James taped a phone call made by Lois explaining she and the girls were going to report the sexual abuse formally on Monday. James killed Lois, Holly, Nicole, and then shot himself.
Date: 1994-09-27
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal physical abuse, Sexual abuse
Abuser: Adoptive father

Location

Racine, Minnesota
United States
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DEAD GIRLS' MOTHER ACCUSED EX OF ABUSE; FARMER ADOPTED THEM AS BABIES 1994-09-28
Motive is probed in death of 4 in family; Wife made calls alleging abuse 1994-09-27
FAMILY SLAYINGS STUN SMALL TOWN//RACINE MAN KILLS WIFE, DAUGHTERS, SELF AFTER ABUSE ACCUSATION 1994-09-27
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