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Father Allegedly Stabs 2-Year-Old Daughter to Death, Stabs Himself, Sets Fire to Their Apartment


Father Allegedly Stabs 2-Year-Old Daughter to Death, Stabs Himself, Sets Fire to Their Apartment (Istock photo)

A California father is in custody after he allegedy killed his 2-year-old daughter and lit their apartment on fire, police said.

Noe Torres, 48, is in custody after police said he stabbed the toddler before stabbing himself in the torso and setting fire to their apartment on Friday afternoon in North Hollywood.

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The toddler’s mom drove her to the hospital where she later died, police said.

"The cops went in and handcuffed him and they were walking him towards the police vehicle," Guillermo Valdez, a witness to the incident, told KTLA. "He was just walking like nothing happened. He had the darts in his arms and in his body, with the knife in his chest just covered in blood."

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The fire department said the blaze was confined to one upstairs unit and the attic of a two-story 28-apartment building.

“This guy was on something, that’s for sure,” an officer told InsideEdition.com, but police are reportedly waiting for toxicology reports to come back.  

Torres was listed in critical condition at the hospital, police said.

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