Dad MERANEY DAHER has been arrested and is facing child abuse charges.
Father arrested on abuse charges
Posted: Sep 01, 2011 6:13 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 01, 2011 6:17 PM CDT
By Bonnie Loftus
AVONDALE, AZ (KPHO) - A father is facing child abuse charges tonight for allegedly pinning his 13-year-old son against a wall, wrestling the boy to the ground and smacking the boy in the face.
Court paperwork says Meraney Daher hit the boy hard enough to draw blood Wednesday afternoon inside their Avondale home.
Daher's wife called police after seeing the fight. She says she had to pull her husband off her son, and the boy escaped to an upstairs bedroom.
Meraney told officers the boy was talking back to him and said the fight was just verbal.
Officers said they saw the cut on the boy's face and arrested Meraney.