DETROIT (WXYZ) – Rosetta Cook arrived at the police station Friday to take a polygraph test her lawyer told her to refuse the day before.
“I’m a good momma. I love my babies,” said Cook, who held a picture of her daughters in her hand.
Cook arrived at the station with her aunt and uncle to see if police would do the test. She did not come in for the test on Thursday like authorities wanted because she was afraid of being arrested since officers came to her home earlier in the day with an alleged warrant.
“She was under the mistaken assumption that they were there to take her away,” said her uncle James Jackson Sr.
The family spent Thursday at the coroner’s office and tried to identify the bodies of 10-year-old Lataya and 8-year-old Alaya Cook. The girls died in a fire at their father’s home Wednesday morning in Detroit. The sisters were burned beyond recognition and needed to be identified through dental records.
The family had two burial plots donated to them for the girls and started making funeral arrangements. The next step is the lie detector test.
“I need to get this over with so I can go ahead and grieve for my kids. Because they are not letting me grieve,” said Rosetta Cook. “I’m a momma. I wouldn’t do that to my child, and I don’t think he would. I don’t think he would.”
Police have questioned Rosetta and her estranged husband Dante Cook. He already took a polygraph test. The two are going through a bitter divorce. Police have not called either one a suspect. Authorities say someone intentionally set the fire. She says she doesn’t know who killed her girls.
“I don’t know. That’s what I need to know for them,” said Cook.
Cook says police rescheduled the polygraph for the weekend.