3 jailed in death of boy by starving

Nolan Clay, Robert Medley Published: December 29, 1999
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A mother was in jail Tuesday, accused of starving her infant son to death in a roach-infested house in Oklahoma City.

Angela D. Burk, 20, walked into the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday afternoon and surrendered, police said.

She listed her address as 4109 W Main St. in Norman, jail records showed.

She was held without bail late Tuesday.

Her parents, Estel Ray Sexton, 48, and Catherine E. Sexton, 41, were arrested by police about 10:45 a.m. at 3317 S Robinson Ave., Apt. 19, and jailed without bail.

All three are accused in a first- degree murder charge of starving Nathan Adam Burk. He was 3 months old when he died Aug. 24.

They also are accused of neglecting his brother, Zachary Burk, now 2. He is in foster care.

The mother, who also is identified in public records as Anglea Burk, called 911 after Nathan stopped breathing early Aug. 24, records showed.

"Yesterday I went to my room and got him, and he looked like he was starting to dehydrate," she said in tears.

"And he had sores that come up all over him. And I was afraid to take him to the emergency room because I was afraid they'd take him from me."

An autopsy found Nathan had little food in his body and no body fat. Doctors concluded the sores were roach bites.

His mother lived with her parents at 600 SE 35. Police said roaches were crawling all over the walls, furniture and floors and the water had been cut off for three months.

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