15-year-old girl strangled and had her throat slit after she was attacked by her father.

1 month ago

Union County news, North Carolina news.

A father was charged after strangling and slicing the throat of his 15-year-old daughter.

Joshua Burgess, 32, of Wesley Chapel, was charged with first degree murder on Sunday in Union County, said WSOC-TV.

The channel reported that prosecutors had not explained what had led to this horrific crime.

The girl was visiting Burgess when she was killed.

"The investigation began at about 9:24 am [Sunday] after Burgess entered the sheriff's office lobby and informed a dispatcher that he was there to surrender," the Union County Sheriff's Office announced. in a press release.

Burgess went on to provide additional details about the people who were killed and where, according to the press release.