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Teenager Attacks Foster Mom
March 2, 2006 permalink
This story shows an opinion of a foster parent by the person who knows her best — her own foster child.
Butler Woman Likely Assaulted By Foster Child Image
(KDKA) BUTLER A woman who was thought to be the victim of a home invasion, may have been attacked by her former foster child.
Police say that Yvonne Cook’s former foster child, a boy she took into her home and cared for, is the prime suspect.
Terrance Lemont Clowney, 19, is wanted by police in connection with the weekend stabbing.
Cook was robbed and attacked early sunday morning after police say Clowney forced his way into her home through the basement door. She was robbed of about $140 and stabbed with a kitchen knife in the face, neck and hands.
“He was a foster child of my mother - I'm suprised after my mother had reached out - and offered up her home, and her time to help this child...that this is how he repays it,” Cook’s son David told KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti. I knew him as far as I've seen him down the house. I haven't had too many dealings with him, though.”
Clowney is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs about 145 pounds.
A warrant has been issued for his arrest on charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, robbery and, unlawful restraint.
Cook’s recovery from the attack has been more encouraging physically than it has mentally.
“The physical part, yes, the emotional part, I doubt very much a week in the hospital is going to heal that,” said (David) Cook. “We'll just take it one day at a time.”
Cook remains hospitalized at Allegheny General Hospital listed in fair condition.
According to a report from Butler City Police, at the tme of the home invasion, Clowney was either wearing a mask or had his shirt pulled up over his face.