Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dad charged in beating death of 3-year-old son (Florissant, Missouri)

Dad ZACHARY COOK has been charged with felony child abuse in the beating death of his 3-year-old son. Notice that there is no explicit mention of the mother in this home, but that another child has been placed in foster care.



Florissant father charged in beating death of 3-year-old son KMOV.com
Posted on May 10, 2011 at 11:25 AM

Updated today at 1:14 PM

(KMOV) – Police have filed felony abuse charges against a Florissant, Missouri father.

Zachary Cook, 22, is accused in the beating death of his three-year-old son.

Authorities are also seeking murder charges against Cook.

On May 5, 2011, Florissant officers were called to Cook’s home in the 2400 block of Blue Heron for a report of an injury to a young child.

Investigators say Cook’s son was airlifted to St. Louis Children’s Hospital with a severe head injury. The boy died Sunday evening as a result of his injuries.

During the investigation, authorities found that the injury occurred when Cook allegedly shook the child.

A five-year-old child who also lived in the home is now in foster care.

Cook is being held on $100,000 bond.