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Dallas Man Beats Mother to Death, Lives With Decomposing Corpse

A 50-year-old Dallas man with a history of abusing his elderly mother lived with her decomposing corpse for about a week after allegedly beating her to death, MyFoxDallas reported Monday.

According to the report, police discovered the fatally beaten body of Nora Lee Cook, 84, in her bedroom Saturday after neighbors reported a foul odor coming from Cook's home. The neighbors had told 911 operators that they had not seen Cook in several days, authorities said.

Douglas Cook, who had been arrested two years earlier for allegedly assaulting his mother, was charged with her murder, authorities told MyFoxDallas.

Nora Lee Cook had reportedly asked her neighbors to stop reporting her son to the police because she did not want him to go to jail.

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