A father stands accused of fatally stabbing his 4-year-old daughter and attacking his 12-year-old daughter in their home.
According to a news release from the Longwood Police Department, on July 21, an arrest warrant was issued against Juan Bravo-Torres for first-degree premeditated murder and first-degree attempted murder. Earlier on July 21, shortly before 6 a.m., a 12-year-old girl walked to a McDonald’s restaurant seeking help after being stabbed, WOFL-TV reports.
Officers reportedly responded to her residence on Highland Street, where they found the 4-year-old girl who had been fatally stabbed.
According to WOFL, Torres suffered self-inflicted stab wounds and was transported to the hospital in critical condition along with his 12-year-old daughter. Police said the 12-year-old remains in critical but stable condition. Upon discharge, Torres will reportedly be transported to the John E. Polk Correctional Facility in Sanford, Florida.
Longwood Police Officer Derek Chenoweth told WOFL, “It is incredible that this 12-year-old after being injured in the house was able to walk a mile to summon help. It speaks volumes of what it took to get away from danger.”
The investigation remains ongoing.