FORT MOHAVE, AZ — An Arizona father has been charged with disorderly conduct with a weapon, child abuse, and child endangerment after police say he handed his 14-year-old daughter a gun and told her to kill herself.
Ulys Laffette Bell IV, 38, of Fort Mohave, allegedly handed his child the .9mm weapon on Sunday and told her to pull the trigger after becoming fed up with the girl’s disciplinary issues.
According to a report published by 3 News Las Vegas (http://news3lv.com/news/local/police-arizona-man-gives-daughter-gun-tells-her-to-kill-herself,) the girl reported the incident to school officials on Monday, leading to her father’s arrest.
A spokesperson for the police department said Bell has admitted to handing his daughter the gun but claims the weapon was not loaded at the time of the incident.
Bell is currently being held at the Mohave County jail. It is not yet known whether or not he has obtained legal counsel.