WWE has issued a statement in regards to a couple's arrest following the death of Addie Cook, a 2-year old who allegedly had a "Batista Bomb" done to her.
"We are deeply saddened by this tragic death and hope that the guilty parties are brought to justice. There is no excuse or justification for the brutal and ultimately fatal beating of a 2-year-old child by a grown man. This is a clear case of criminal intent and a lack of parental supervision."
Police arrested Addie's mother, 19-year-old Cheyenne Cook, and her boyfriend, 24-year-old Richard Gamache Jr., for the child's murder. Police found evidence of prior signs of abuse, as well as digital evidence of abuse that the couple tried to cover up. It was noted that Gamache had abused the child over time and her mother was complacent for not intervening or seeking medical help.
The couple have both been charged, with Gamache facing a half-million dollar cash-only bond for abuse and neglect of a child. Cook faces a $2,500 bond after being charged with endangering the welfare of a child.