Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Drunk dad arrested for hitting, choking 13-year-old daughter (Wichita, Kansas)

Previous evidence of choking is a big red flag in terms of lethality assessments....



Drunk dad arrested after hitting daughter during domestic dispute

Published: 11:34 am Updated: 11:44 am

WICHITA, Kansas -- Wichita police are investigating a domestic dispute that happened Monday in the 3200 block of South Clifton.

According to police, a man and a woman were arguing.

During the argument, the 13-year-old girl went to inquire what was going on.

That's when police say her father, who was upset and intoxicated, began to hit the girl.

"He was rather aggressive with her. She was thrown to the ground a couple different times as well as choked," said Lt. Doug Nolte, Wichita Police Department.

The mother attempted to get the father off the child.

She was able to call 911.

Police arrived and the father was arrested.

He was booked on several charges including child abuse, battery and criminal damage to property.

The 13-year-old girl and the mother weren't seriously injured.