Because Associated Press had published several stories about David and Angel Cook being charged with Injury To a Child, we called the AP office in Dallas yesterday to ask if they would update the news story, confirming that the charges have been dismissed and CPS has relinquished guardianship of their seven children back to the Cooks.
Reporter Jamie Stengle said she agreed it was the responsible thing to do. We’re thrilled to see the story already started appearing yesterday, such as this one on KSAT-T News 12 in San Antonio.
As of today, the AP story has been published from San Francisco to Washington D.C. – headlined: ‘CPS Drops Guardianship of Texas Couple’s Children’
Here’s the complete story, since many are deleted after a while from websites:
CPS drops guardianship of Texas couple’s children
CLEBURNE – Child Protective Services has relinquished guardianship of a North Texas couple’s seven children after prosecutors dropped charges against them in the death of their 4-year-old adopted son.
Dallas-Fort Worth television station WFAA reports the agency two weeks ago formally relinquished guardianship over the children of David and Angel Cook of Cleburne.
Following the death of their son Buddy in 2013, the Cooks were charged with injury to a child and their other children were placed in foster care.
Prosecutors dropped the charges in December after a medical examiner said Buddy died of natural causes. The pathologist told WFAA he believes Buddy had a metabolic issue that caused his body not to properly process nutrients.
The children returned home last April under a mediated agreement, but remained under CPS supervision.
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