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Man throws his 1-year-old daughter into a pool to teach her a lesson

By Mason White 9:41 AM May 19, 2014
Corey McCarthy 

By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of child abuse after he allegedly threw his young daughter into a swimming pool to teach her a lesson, police in Arizona said.

During questioning, the suspect told Phoenix Police that he threw his daughter into the pool because she had dropped a 5-week-old puppy into the water and it died.

Surveillance video showed the girl being thrown into the pool by her father, Corey McCarthy. The video also showed a woman jumping into the pool to retrieve the child.

McCarthy has been charged with two counts of child abuse. Police said that the reason child abuse charges were filed is because in the state of Arizona, discipline must be considered reasonable and it must not be done in anger.

Throwing a child into a pool is not reasonable. McCarthy remains in jail. Family members said that McCarthy was beaten in jail and was hospitalized.