North Carolina dad, 32, ‘strangled and slit his 15-year-old daughter’s throat while she was visiting for the weekend’, then walked to a police station and turned himself in
Joshua Burgess, 32, of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 15-year-old daughter, Zaria Burgess
Authorities said Burgess walked into Union County Sheriff’s office Sunday morning and told dispatchers he had killed his daughter
During his Monday morning arraignment, people gasped in the courtroom as prosecutors explained how Burgess had confessed to strangling his daughter before slitting her throat
ME ruled that the teen died from a “sharp force injury to the neck.”
No motive has been given for the alleged crime
Joshua Burgess, [left], of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina appeared in court Monday after he was charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 15-year-old daughter, Zaria Burgess [right]
Horrifying details of the alleged grizzly murder of a teenage North Carolina girl who was slaughtered by her own father were revealed in court Monday. The suspect accused man reportedly, had turned himself into police and confessed to the crime.
Authorities say Joshua Burgess, 32, of Wesley Chapel, North Carolina walked into the Union County Sheriff’s office around 9.30am on Sunday and told dispatchers he had killed his teenage daughter, Zaria Burgess, of Monroe, North Carolina, inside his home on Hampton Meadows Road, according to WSOC-TV.
15-year-old Zaria had come to visit her dad for the weekend.
According to the medical examiner, the teen died from a “sharp force injury to the neck.”
Members of the public sitting in the gallery gasped during Joshua Burgess’s Monday morning arraignment hearing when officials told the court how he’d confessed to strangling his daughter before slitting her throat.
Prosecutor have not given a motive or explain the details that led up to the unthinkable alleged crime.
Zaria Burgess, 15, had come to visit her dad for the weekend before he allegedly strangled, before slitting her throat at his home in Wesley Chapel, North Carolina
Authorities haven’t indicated what led up to Joshua Burgess [right],allegedly killing his daughter Zaria [left]
Cops said Joshua Burgess confessed to strangling his daughter, Zaria, before slitting her throat, while she was visiting him over the weekend
‘It’s just pure evil,’ Union County Sheriff spokesman Tony Underwood told reporters.
The accused homicidal father was seen hanging his head and avoiding eye contact during the courtroom proceedings.
Joshua made a photo of Zaria his Facebook profile picture on June 23. Previous Facebook posts showed him wishing his daughter happy birthday, even calling her his ‘princess.’
The teen’s cousin, Dytaysha Wadswort, told reporters Zaria was kind girl who loved her family.
Crime scene tape secures Joshua Burgess’s home on Hampton Meadows Road near Monroe, NC
Happy times for dad and his princess: – Joshua Burgess wished his daughter, happy birthday and referred to her as his ‘princess’ in previous Facebook posts. Authorities haven’t indicated what led up to Joshua Burgess [right],allegedly killing his daughter Zaria [left]
‘She was the type of kid to come in a room come or in a house and say, “Hey everybody,” Just wanting to make everybody smile,’ her cousin Wadsworth told WSOC-TV.
‘She was so young and nobody deserves to leave this world like that, especially by someone they thought was gonna protect them and be there for them.’