#insaneasylumblog- 29-year-old Alejandro Galvan III has been charged with endangering a child and injury to a child under 15 in an incident that happened at his home back on Sept. 7. Police in Houston, TX. say Galvan's 11-year-old daughter told CPS punched her in the arm causing a bruise, then beat her with a belt on her legs, stomach and behind. She also said he gave her a knife and gun to commit suicide with.
Galvan admitted to beating her, and that the bruise she pointed out on her right arm was from when he punched her out of frustration. He said he gave her the knife and unloaded gun and told her to use them if she "still wanted to kill herself".
Houston police say that the photos of her injuries show the beating was "beyond what is necessary for appropriate corporal punishment". Galvan's daughter is in the custody of Children's Protective Services. He's currently in jail with a $5,000 bond, and is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 1.
Personally, I don't think any police agency in Texas have the right to talk about appropriate corporal punishment, and I don't think Galvan would've said, "...if you still want to kill yourself" if she wasn't talking about doing it. A bit extreme his method was, but maybe he simply got fed up with her attitude and went there.