Christopher Andrighetti: Alabama dad arrested for savagely beating daughter, 14, after she revealed his affair
The 39-year-old man punched and beat his teen daughter with a shower curtain rod and a piece of wood while throwing sharp objects and bottles at her
Warning: The article contains information about child abuse that some readers may find triggering. Discretion is advised.
RUSSELLVILLE, ALABAMA: Authorities claimed that a northwest Alabama man has been accused of brutally beating his teen daughter after she told her mother about her father's alleged social media affair. The 14-year-old girl was subjected to a horrific beating that ended only after she managed to flee to a neighbor's house who helped her after she suffered "obvious injuries," according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.
Christopher Andrighetti, 39, of Russellville, was arrested on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, and charged with first-degree domestic violence, child abuse, and second-degree domestic violence, according to Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies responded to a call about a man beating his daughter, according to a report by WHNT-TV. The cops spotted many blood splatters outside the mobile home's door as well as shattered beer bottles, a Nintendo Switch, and various other objects. According to reports, the house was in "disarray" when they arrived, with laptops crumpled and the television damaged.
According to the outlet, authorities claimed that Andrighetti lost his cool after learning that his 14-year-old teenage daughter had told her mother about her father having a social media account and an alleged affair.
The victim said that Andrighetti started punching her repeatedly and beating her with a shower curtain rod and a piece of wood. She also reportedly told the authorities that she was pushed to the ground and various sharp objects were thrown at her, including glass bottles. When her father ordered her to clean up the mess, she went to the kitchen for trash bags, but instead ran out of the house when she noticed the front door was open, as per the sheriff's office.
When the teenager reportedly reached a neighbor’s house, authorities were called immediately. They eventually located Andrighetti hiding in a bedroom closet and covered in blood from self-inflicted wounds to his arms and waist, according to the sheriff's office. Two children lived in the home. The 14-year-old was rushed to the hospital for her injuries. The police found the second child hiding in a different closet.
Andrighetti is charged with first-degree domestic violence, second-degree domestic violence, and child abuse, according to jail records. He is now awaiting a bond hearing and remains in the custody of the Franklin County Detention Center.
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