Florida authorities arrested a 47-year-old man in connection with the brutal attack of his 10-year-old daughter and teenage stepdaughter while they were in his care.
According to Lauderhill police Lt. Mike Santiago, Dennis Anthony Reid was taken into custody Friday after he slashed the girls with a machete. He was denied bail and is facing attempted murder and aggravated child abuse charges.
At about 10 a.m., police received a call reporting “an individual chopping up females” in the home. Once inside, they found the girls bleeding from several cuts to their entire bodies. They were rushed to a nearby hospital where they underwent surgery.
The victims’ mother asked Reid to care for them while she went on a visit to Jamaica. Instead, he attacked them violently.