Bond set for Bonham couple in toddler death UPDATED

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

BONHAM, Tex. -- Bond has been set for a Bonham couple accused of beating a two-year old. Danielle Denise Cuba, 22, and Cory Don Louis, 38, have been charged with injury to a child, a first degree felony.

Cuba and Louis were each being held on $500,000 bonds. Investigators say they believe Cuba’s son was severely beaten with a belt and then hung by his wrists from a closet clothing rod.

Authorities say Saturday morning, Cuba called 911 and said her child wasn't breathing. The child was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police say the boy was likely beaten to death with a belt.

Police think the two-year-old, who is Cuba’s son, was beaten excessively with a belt and then hung by his wrists on a closet clothing rod.

There were three other children at home, who were checked out by medical examiners. Authorities say another child, a three-year-old, was found to have significant injury, and is still in the hospital. The other two children are in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Bonham Police Chief Mike Bankston said, "There's some satisfaction at least those other three children in that home will not be in harm's way for a while, hopefully maybe never."

Despite the fact that there were four children living in the home, one of the couple's neighbors on 12th Street say they saw Louis at the house, but never saw any children.

"The death of a small child is much more traumatic for everyone involved. This case will take toll on a lot of people," Fannin County district attorney Richard Glaser says.

Three other children were found in the home. They are now in the care of child protective services. The two-year old died over the weekend. Autopsy results are pending.


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