Father Arrested After Telling 13-Year-Old Daughter To ‘Go Kill Yourself’ Causing Suicide Attempt

Photo Credit: Flagler County Sheriff’s Office

A Florida man was arrested after allegedly telling his teenage daughter to kill herself, leading to the victim’s attempted suicide, Law & Crime reported. 

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office in Florida announced the apprehension of suspect Gared Wayne Canales, 33. Gared was found in Massachusetts after he went on the run from police, according to authorities. The suspect is accused of verbally abusing his 13-year-old daughter and urging her to commit suicide. 

Canales reportedly told the young girl over the phone,

“You kill yourself.”

The phone conversation which took place on April 7, concluded with Gared telling the child,

“You’re not worth it. I choose my girlfriend over you anyway, and go kill yourself,”

according to court records obtained by the outlet. Gared also called his daughter derogatory names like,

“b-tch, slut, and whore”

during their phone call. 

On April 10, the victim attempted to take her life, consuming 14 pills of Benadryl, reports state. The child’s name has not been disclosed but has been identified as the suspect’s daughter according to court records. The girl had also been cutting herself on the arm several nights before the attempted suicide. 

Gared, who is reportedly on probation for a prior domestic violence charge, faces a charge of

“child abuse without great bodily injury,”

reports note. He is being held without bond. 

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