North Adams woman dies from injuries sustained in attack
Pittsfield — The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner informed the State Police Detective Unit that Charli Cook, 41, died at Baystate Hospital in Springfield on Sunday afternoon, December 1.
She had been hospitalized since July 11 after a brutal attack by her husband Michael Cook in North Adams.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office previously indicted Michael Cook on charges of assault to murder, assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a household member, and armed assault with intent to murder. He is being held at the Berkshire County House of Correction as a danger to the community.
District Attorney Andrea Harrington will be seeking to indict Michael Cook on a murder charge.
District Attorney Harrington issued the following statement:
“I send my condolences to Charli Cook’s family and friends. The investigators, prosecutors, and victim advocates who have been working on this case were heartbroken by her passing. We are determined to obtain justice for Charli.”