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California dad, 49, tossed infant daughter, one, to her death off a steep cliff after stabbing his pregnant wife and a bystander who intervened

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California father Adam Slater, 49, accused of tossing his one-year-old daughter, Madalyn, to her death over a cliff after rollover crash in California 
Thirty minutes prior, he allegedly stabbed his 23-year-old wife, Ashley Grome, who is six months pregnant with their second child – leaving her for dead in a church parking lot 
A male bystander allegedly intervened to free  one-year-old Madalyn Payton Slater, from the car wreckage
Slater then allegedly snatched Maddie from the Good Samaritan, before stabbing the man and fatally throwing his daughter over a steep cliff into the ravine. 
T he child was found dead on the scene – Police captured Slater who was fleeing the scene on foot after a brief chase
Treated for injuries suffered in crash, Slater was booked into jail for second-degree murder, attempted murder and assault with deadly weapon 
The suspect is a registered sex offender after his 1995 conviction on a charge of forcible sexual penetration of a victim with a foreign object
Adam Slater, (left) killed his one-year-old daughter, Madalyn Payton Slater [right] 1Alleged ‘Child-killer’: Adam Slater, 49, [left] is in custody accused of tossing his one-year-old daughter, Madalyn Payton Slater [right], to her death off of a steep cliff 
Adam Slater' overturned vehicle 1Adam Slater’s overturned vehicle is seen resting on its roof in the Coachella Valley, California. Slater allegedly crashed the car after stabbing his pregnant wife in a brutal ‘domestic violence incident,’ 30 minutes earlier  
Adam Slater's car overturned off Highway 74 south of Palm Desert, California on Wednesday Police say Slater tossed his baby daughter into the ravine after stabbing a bystander who tried to save the child after the car overturned off Highway 74 south of Palm Desert on Wednesday
Madalyn Payton Slater 3Onlookers could not prevent one-year-old Madalyn Payton Slater from a brutal brutal death at the hands of her 49-year-old father in California on Wednesday morning

A male bystander allegedly intervened to free  one-year-old Madalyn Payton Slater, from the car wreckage.
Slater then allegedly snatched Maddie from the Good Samaritan, before stabbing the man and fatally throwing his daughter over a steep cliff into the ravine.
‘Multiple witnesses saw the suspect take the child and throw her over a steep cliff into a ravine. The suspect then fled on foot into the canyon.’
Authorities detained Slater after a brief foot chase, before recovering the daughter’s body.
The tragedy appeared to the escalation of a brutal case of domestic violence thirty minutes prior, Slater allegedly had stabbed his pregnant wife, Ashley Grome, 23, and left her for dead in an Indian Wells parking lot, police and relatives allege. Ashley is Maddie’s mother.

Ashley Grome with daughter Madalyn Payton Slater 1Half an hour prior, Slater allegedly had stabbed his pregnant wife Ashley Grome, see, [photo], with their daughter Maddie,  and left her for dead in an Indian Wells parking lot Above, Ashley is pictured with her daughter 
Adam Slater' accident scene 5Police and first responders were on hand in Riverside County as Caltrans workers and Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies work at the scene where Slater’s vehicle went off the road on Wednesday in The Coachella Valley

Investigators have described the alleged brutal attack as a ‘domestic violence incident’.
Grome survived the incident and has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover her daughter’s funeral costs.
‘I am the mother of Madalyn Payton Slater, the one-year-old baby girl who was killed on May 6, 2020 by her father when he drove off of Highway 74 after beating and stabbing me, then leaving me to die in the Southwest Community Church parking lot,’ she wrote.
‘My daughter was the absolute love of my life and she meant everything and more to me.

Ashley Grome with daughter Madalyn Payton Slater 2Slater’s 23-year-old wife Ashley Grome [left] survived the domestic attack, but her baby daughter Maddie [right] didn’t fare ware in the face of the cruel violence unleashed by her father against the family

‘I want to have a beautiful funeral to honor Madalyn and would really appreciate any help I can get through this GoFundMe for the expenses.’

According to her Facebook page, Grome and Slater got married in March 2018.
A family member told the  KESQ that his 23-year-old niece, who is six months pregnant with her second child, was stabbed multiple times, including in the stomach and throat, but she managed to fight Slater off.
In the wake of the rollover crash, Slater was taken to a hospital to be treated for injuries.
Following his release on Thursday, Slater was booked into the Indio jail on three felony counts of second-degree murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
He is being held on $1million bail pending his next court appearance scheduled for Monday morning.
Meanwhile, it has emerged that Slater is registered as a sex offender in California, with a long running streak of mean criminal behavior. He was released from prison after serving two years following a 1995 conviction for forcible sexual penetration of a victim with a foreign object

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