Florissant father charged in beating death of 3-year-old son

Florissant father charged in beating death of 3-year-old son

Zachary Cook

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Posted on May 10, 2011 at 11:46 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 10 at 12:14 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.

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