A 32-year-old Dallas woman was found dead in her bathtub 2 days after calling 911 for help, according to published reports. Police arrested Deanna Cook Patrick's ex-husband, Delvecchio Patrick, 35, and charged him with murder.
The Dallas police department is conducting an internal investigation into the handling of Ms. Cook's 911 call on Friday, Aug. 17.
According to police records, Cook, who dialed 911 from her cell phone, could be heard screaming for her ex-husband to stop attacking her. "Delvecchio, why are you doing this?" she yelled.
"Red, please stop, I didn't do anything to you," she said, referring to Patrick by his nickname.
It took police 9 minutes to locate Cook's address because she called from a cell phone. Officers were dispatched to Cook's south Dallas residence but there was no response to knocks on the door, the Dallas Police Department wrote on its Facebook page on Monday.
Police also interviewed Cook's neighbors who said they heard no disturbance from Ms. Cook's residence.
Delvecchio Patrick (right) was booked into the Dallas County jail on Sunday. His bail was set at $500,000. Patrick has a history of assaulting Cook.
He was arrested 3 times for attacking her, and he pleaded guilty to all 3 assault charges.
In the hours before she died, Deanna Cook -- who used the Twitter name @DivaSexyDallas -- tweeted that her ex-husband threatened to kill her.
"Wouldn't be so bad if he ain't tried 3 times before, But I'm Gods Child ain't never scared," she tweeted on August 17 -- the same day she was murdered.
In another tweet dated April 9, Cook wrote "I just found out my Down Low X Husband Lovers name!! Wat a SOUR PUSS..."
Thanks to Lisa Lewis (@BlogAddict247) for the tip!
More from Sandrarose.com: