There’s a Devil Loose: 14-Month-Old Odessa, Texas Girl’s Father Choked Her with One Hand and Punched Her Head and Ribs with the Other Before Super-Gluing Her Mouth and Eyes Shut

Johnnie Lee Carter (Odessa Police Department)

A 14-month-old West Texas girl whose father is accused of super-glueing her eyes and mouth shut earlier this month has been released from the hospital.

Police in Odessa said the girl and two siblings, a 2-year-old brother and 2-month-old sister, have been placed with Child Protective Services, KXAS-TV (NBC5) reported.

Johnnie Lee Carter, 29, faces a charge of injury to a child. He has previously served time for domestic violence and was convicted for violating a protective order.

The incident occurred Sept. 16, the news station said.

According to an affidavit, Carter had fled by the time his wife called officers to tell them he’d choked the 1-year-old with one hand and punched her head and ribs with the other before putting super glue on her face.

Officers found a Crazy Glue stick on the motel room’s desk, the affidavit said, as well as a 2-month-old baby underneath a pile of pillows and blankets.

The woman told police he’d covered the baby before assaulting the toddler because the infant had been crying, according to the affidavit.

Carter traveled more than 230 miles before U.S. Marshals arrested him at an El Paso motel 10 days later.

SOURCE: Dallas News – Marc Ramirez