PD: North Phoenix man accused of choking 10-year-old daughter

PHOENIX - A north Phoenix man is accused of choking his 10-year-old daughter for interfering in a domestic situation. 

Phoenix police report that early Sunday morning, 38-year-old Gary Lee Kelly put his hands around his daughter's throat and choked her. 

Other family members reported to police that he grabbed the girl by her hair and picked her up before strangling her. 

He would later allegedly tell police that he was upset at the girl for intervening in an argument between him and his wife. 

He reportedly told police that he put one hand around her neck from behind. 

He was arrested for child abuse.

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