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Man chokes 10-year-old daughter because she tried to stop fight between her parents

By Alexis Bell 6:49 AM February 7, 2018
Gary Kelly

A father was arrested for hurting his young daughter because she did not want her parents to fight.

According to police in Arizona, 38-year-old Gary Lee Kelly choked his 10-year-old daughter for interfering in a domestic situation.

Family members called the police and reported that Kelly grabbed the girl by the hair and lifted her up before choking her.

During an interview with police, Kelly allegedly told detectives that he was upset with his daughter for intervening in an argument between him and his wife.

Kelly admitted that he stood behind his daughter and placed his hand around her neck after she tried to get between him and his wife during their argument, police said.

The father was arrested and charged with child abuse.