Alejandro Galvan III has some odd ideas about parenting, if what police say is true.
Court documents say Galvan, 29, hit his daughter with a belt and punched her in the arm last month, causing bruises; to top it off, he he also gave the girl a gun and a knife and told her to use it if she wanted to commit suicide.
He has been charged with endangering a child under and injury to a child under 15.
The daughter told investigators Galvan hit her with a belt "on her legs, abdomen and buttocks." HPD says photos of the bruises show the beating was "beyond what is necessary for appropriate corporal punishment."
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The story was first reported by KTRK.
Investigators say Galvan admitted to hitting the girl.
He "admitted that he caused the marks and bruises to [her] body and that he caused the bruise to her right arm when he punched her out of frustration," court documents say. He also said he gave her a knife and an unloaded gun.
The girl has been relocated to Children's Protective Services.