Phoenix Police: David Deal Kept 10-Year-Old Ame Deal in a Dog Kennel; Locked Her in a Trunk and Tossed Her in a Pool Before She Died

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David Deal, the father of Ame Deal -- the 10-year-old girl who died a year ago after her family members admittedly stuffed the girl in a footlocker for taking a Popsicle -- became the sixth member of the family to be accused by police of crimes against the little girl, and was arrested over the weekend.

The Phoenix Police Department has now released a few details as to why Deal was arrested for abuses against Ame.

"Detectives are alleging, through witnesses, that David Deal, Ame's father, was the first to use confinement as punishment for Ame," Sergeant Trent Crump says. "The confinement was said to have began with a dog kennel."

Police say Deal locked Ame in a trunk as punishment from December 2010 until July 2011, when she died from suffocation after being locked in the trunk by other family members.

Police note one time witnesses say Deal locked Ame in the box, then tossed it in the backyard swimming pool.

The reason for Deal doing this, police say, was because Ame "kept crying and yelling she could not breathe during the confinement."

Crump says deal took the trunk containing Ame out of the pool before it could sink.

Deal denied to police that he'd abused his daughter, but Crump says Deal described his own daughter as a "Pillsbury Doughboy looking thing and said her mental problems frustrated others."

According to court documents previously obtained by New Times, the abuse of Ame among the family members included frequently being locked in the footlocker, being forced to eat dog feces, getting beaten with a wooden paddle, being forced to sleep in a shower stall with no pillow or blankets, and having hot sauce shoved in her mouth, among other things.

Ame's cousins, John and Samantha Allen, have been charged with first-degree murder because they admittedly locked Deal in the footlocker the night she died because she took a Popsicle without asking.

Her grandmother, Judith Deal, her aunt, Cynthia Stolzmann, were arrested after Ame's death on child-abuse charges.

Ammandea Stoltzmann, another relative, was arrested in February for previous alleged abuses of the girl.

David Deal is now the sixth person to be arrested for crimes against the girl, and Phoenix police picked him up this weekend at his girlfriend's apartment.

Deal was indicted by a grand jury yesterday on a felony child-abuse charge, and was arrested again last night.

He was expected to be booked into a county jail last night, and his bond has been set at $250,000.



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coolmom_midland
coolmom_midland

I Dn't care who u r.. Nobody deserves 2B abused especially a innocent child. What happened 2 Ame was wrong, & God will determine their fates.

Gumbyny
Gumbyny

These sick bastards should be tortured in every painful imagined way and kept alive and awake during the process and then chainsawed, all for reality TV viewing, YEAH

adarc
adarc

How "doughy" could this kid have been? My 9 year old wouldn't fit in a foot locker.

adarc
adarc

wow - should have said Klondike Bar! Oops!

adarc
adarc

I know! Can you imagine what these freaks would have done to her if it had been a Klondike Bra?

Szsicard
Szsicard

I guess the difference here, it that the child was in her own house, and shoudl have the right to eat a damn popsicle if she is hungry without being murdered for it.

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

 You know what? This child did not deserve to be beaten, starved, abused and thrown away like a piece of garbage.  She didn't steal food. She was hungry and wanted something to eat. That's absolutely no reason to kill someone, especially a child. 

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

I can remember days like that Malibu. When I was 7 I went dumpster diving to find anything I could pawn for a dollar so I could get a slice of bread into my stomach. The refrigerator was as empty as my stomach on a daily basis because my mom did not have a job and she was apparently unable to hold a job.  I can remember going days and sometimes weeks without eating. Trust me it is not fun.

Brandiwarren37
Brandiwarren37

That poor Baby Girl had to endure so much. They will all stand and give an account of why they did such horrible things to this child. 

simply
simply

That's terrible. Why would you ever tell someone that their mother should have aborted them? 

Tinbit
Tinbit

they should be hung ! for what they did to Ame ,show them no Marcy !like they should Ame no Marcy or not even love that poor child,,

My2Cents
My2Cents

Seems to me you trolling makes you the moron.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I dont because it's peoplelike you with attitudes like yours that abuse animals because  "they are just animals, and human life must come first". Maybe if someone was starving and ate a cat I would understand, but not in that case. 

juanturcios
juanturcios

maybe next your starving outside in the streets with your dog. Im have a good heart and buy your "dog" some food and let you die of starvation since human life doesnt mean much to you. your such an irrelevant person. smfh

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

they will be.  they arent cops

JCSAZ
JCSAZ

The world needs less people like you, PTCGAZ.  Your outlook and opinion is mind boggling. To say that a "cat in the cement" is WORSE than the years-long torture and abuse this innocent little HUMAN girl went through at the hands of her own parents and siblings makes me want to lump you right in with their ilk.  You need to spend a year or two locked in a single wide with these people.  You make me sick.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

no all of you people that are for abusing Animals in the ANIMAL Abuse capital of the world make me sick. Anyways both of you ignorant morons ARE comparing apples and oranges AND ignoring the main problem. You can be stupid and ignore the fact that I trolled THE FUCK out of you two. hahaha And yes both are bad, but I still side with abusing innocent animals over the abuse of unwanted children. IT's CALLED if you aren't going to love your child GET AN ABORTION.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

I don't. I value ALL life. Life being living things, not things like lumps of cells right wing people try and equate to life.  I would suggest that you respect all of life too, or you will be bitten by a snake or eaten by a bear.  Sometimes the bear eats you, sometimes you kill the bear... --From Justified

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

really so it's right to abuse animals too. you are an idiot.

Phoenixlights
Phoenixlights

Do animals not feel pain and fear the way we do?

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

Perhaps Mr. Deal should be locked in a dog kennel, then thrown in a trunk and tossed into the Atlantic. Maybe he'll come to rest right alongside the Titanic.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

the one with the cat in the cement is worse TBH.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

and people wonder why it's a bad idea. Because frustrated parents, esp ones on meth, seem to take it way to far too quickly when kids don't like to be punished (or abused depending how you see things).

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