Buddy Cook

Four-year-old boy adopted by David and Angel Cook, died of starvation. The boy had been adopted nine months prior after allegedly having been sexually abused by his biological mother and several men. Buddy Cook died of dehydration and malnutrition. David and Angel Cook were charged with felony injury.
Date: 2013-03-22
Placement type: Adoption
Type of abuse: Lethal neglect
Abuser: Adoptive father, Adoptive mother


Cleburne, Texas
United States
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Cook children to remain in foster care2013-10-09
Cooks charged in 4-year-old son's death2013-05-20
Cleburne parents face charge of injury to child after death of adopted boy2013-05-20
Affidavit: Cleburne boy, 4, appeared malnourished at time of death2013-03-28
Affidavit details troubled life of Cleburne boy2013-03-27
Deceased child described as emaciated2013-03-26

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