Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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December 12, 2013

Cook children to be addressed Monday

A hearing has been scheduled for 8 a.m. Monday in the 413th District Court addressing the children of Cleburne residents Angel and David Cook. 

The Cook’s attorney, Patrick Barkman, filed a motion asking for the Cook’s seven children to be returned to them.

The children, who are in separate foster homes under the supervision of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, were removed in March.

Cleburne police responded to the Cook’s home on March 22 to find the Cook’s adopted 4-year-old son, Buddy Cook, deceased. 

Angel and David Cook were charged with injury to a child by omission. Johnson County District Attorney Dale Hanna filed a motion, which 413th District Judge Bill Bosworth approved, to dismiss those charges on Tuesday. 

Conflicting existing medical evidence and “new fact witnesses” led to the decision to dismiss the Cook’s criminal charges, Hanna said. 

Barkman, in light of those dismissals, said it is now time to return Angel and David Cook’s children back to their parent’s home in time for Christmas.

— Matt Smith

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