Justice Delayed: Deanna Cook Murder Case On Hold Again

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DALLAS -- "This is Tonika. What is your emergency? (screams)"

A Dallas woman called 911 and for 11 minutes, begged for her life.

"Please stop! Why are you doing this to me?"

Deanna Cook's body was found three days later at her home on Crimnson Court.

Her ex-husband, Delvecchio Patrick was charged with murder. In the 911 call, you can hear Deanna calling him by name.

"I haven't done nothing, Delvecchio. Please, please, please Delvecchio!"

That was back in August 2012. Since then, the City of Dallas overhauled the 911 system to make domestic violence calls top priority.

That's because it took cops more than an hour to get to Deanna's home. Not only did they not use flashlights, they stopped to buy water at a 7-Eleven. When she didn't answer the door, they left.

But it's taken way longer for this case to go to trial.

"She's laying in Laureland right now, but I feel like she's still being a battered woman because she can't get her damn day in court," said First Assistant District Attorney Heath Harris.

On Monday, Patrick's murder trial was postponed for the fifth time.

"We promised this family that we get them their day in court. That's what we have to do, even if it is next year," Harris said.

Yeah, Deanna Cook is gonna have to wait to have her voice heard in court.