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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  • by julia Location: kirbyville texas on Sep 8, 2010 at 06:15 PM
    Even though it has been a while since it happens i still wish my little brother was alive. he may have cbeen her biological son but in my eyes my mother was his mother my sibling were his siblings.I always think that of we could have gotten him back that he would still be here today.Im not sayin what she did was right cause it wasnt and even today i feel as if i never saw her again it would be to soon but GOD has a timing for everything and BOO-BA is safer in heaven than he was on earth.
  • by MAYLA Location: INDIANA on May 20, 2009 at 12:44 PM
    THIS IS SO SAD LIKE I SAID DEMONS I BET THAT LITTLE BOY HAD THE CUTEST SMILE AND THE CUTEST EYES BUTT NOW HE IS THE CUTEST ANGEL IN HEAVEN AND HE IS WATCHING OVER THE OTHER KIDS HE WAS TOO GOOD FOR THOSE NASTY DEMONS GOD BLESS HIS SOUL AND GOD BLESS THE ANGELS IN HEAVEN FOR HELPING HIM FLY AND TEACHING HIM LOVE
  • by MAYLA Location: INDIANA on May 20, 2009 at 12:33 PM
    THIS IS NOT EVEN RIGHT THESE PEOPLE ARE WHAT I CALL DEMONS I LOST A CHILD AND AT THE TIME I WAS A SINGLE MOM NOT OF ONE BUTT FIVE KIDS RAISEING THEM AND ALAWAYS WORKING MY DAUGHTER GOT SICK AND PASSED AWAY AT 5 MONTHS ITS BEEN 3 YRS NOW AND IT HURTS SO BAD STILL AND ALAWAYS WILL AND I HARDLY SMILE ANY MORE IN FACT I DONT I CRY MY SELF TOO SLEEP AND THIS THINGS CHILD PASSED AWAY AND THIS IT IS SMILEING SORRY FOR ALL THEIR LOSER FRIENDS WHO SAY THEY DIDNT DO IT UR SICK IN UR HEAD TOO THEY DID TRY AND TELL UR SELF DIFFERENT I LOST A CHILD AND KNOW SHE WOULDNT BE SMILEIMG IF SHE DIDNT THESE PEOPLE ARE FREAKS OF SATAN P.S GODS COMEING SOON
  • by concerned in dallas Location: dallas on Oct 24, 2008 at 09:13 AM
    going back over several hot topics from previous articles i was just wondering what ever happened to the couple that lost their child (son) due to some form of beating, seems like it just disappered after the burial of the child.
  • by Bob on Aug 13, 2008 at 08:37 AM
    I have seen Cuba since the incident and just from what I saw from her she shows no feelings she acts as if she hasn't lost children and acts as if everything is ok it may have been an accident but how do u accodently hang a boy by his wrists from a closet rod
  • by channing Location: commerce on Jun 4, 2008 at 10:41 AM
    my sis did not di it let her go
  • by no name Location: bohnam on May 12, 2008 at 07:25 PM
    GOD BLESS THE FAMILY, and THE CHILDREN and to staria and michaela and katrina brown please stop saying that you know Corey because you truly don't. I'm not saying that he did it but we don't know what happened. You are so quick to respond to every comments that has posted but in return you need to check you grammar(and spelling). Please read the posted comments because Mrs. G. was not convicting Corey but that was the way you interpreted it. It would be a shame to our society if you have a college background. Lets all PRAY for the KIDS as well as those with lack of common sense and education.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by BACKWOODS Location: BONHAM on May 7, 2008 at 08:57 PM
    This is a very very bad tragedy!!!! They will pay for what they did to this little baby. And the day they have to answer to the lord they will regret what they have done. MAY GOD SAVE THEIR SOULS!!!
  • by Do What's Right, Black or White Location: Bonham on Apr 29, 2008 at 12:40 PM
    This is a terrible tragedy, and I pray every day that these two will face the fullest extant of the law. Of course, with the current Hang Em DA in charge, I bet it will happen with no more delay. Of course, if this were a white mom and guy beating up on an innocent 2 year old, they might not even bring them up before the grand jury, but just let them bond out and keep seeing the kids, 'cause that's just what they do. Too bad it's not justice for all, but at least these two will probably pay for their crime.
  • by C.WEEZY Location: LADONIA on Apr 24, 2008 at 10:47 AM
    i NO MY SIS DID NOT KILL HER BABY
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