Ame Deal's Father Arrested for Alleged Abuse of Girl, Who Was Murdered for Taking a Popsicle

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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 -- has become the sixth member of the family arrested for alleged crimes against the girl.

David Deal was arrested on child-abuse and kidnapping charges, indicating that it's not for the abuse that killed her.

Ame was one of about 12 children living in a filthy Phoenix house near 35th Avenue and Broadway Road with her grandmother, Judith Deal, her aunt, Cynthia Stolzmann, and her cousins, John and Samantha Allen.

According to court documents previously obtained by New Times, the abuse of Ame included frequently being locked in a 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.

Those abuses were regarded as punishment for things such as "lying" and stealing food.

The Allens 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, while Judith Deal and Stolzmann were each booked on charges of kidnapping and child abuse after admitting to police they'd locked the girl in the trunk in the past.

Ammandea Stoltzmann, another relative, was arrested in February for abusing the girl as well -- admitting to keeping Ame outside at night with a dog collar and chain, among other things -- and David Deal's now been arrested for alleged abuses of the girl before her death as well.

Deal, who allegedly tried to bail out his family members accused of murdering his daughter -- although never actually did -- actually claims that he's not even Ame's father.

Some guy in Pennsylvania claims to be the girl's real father -- a claim that was only brought up after the girl was dead -- but David Deal's name is on Ame's birth certificate, and he had raised her from birth.

A source who knew the family told New Times last year that Deal was living in a tent in the filthy home's backyard when Ame died last year.

We're in the process of getting the details on what exactly Deal's accused of doing, so we'll provide that update when it comes along.



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professional movers toronto

Judith Deal and Stolzmann were each booked on charges of kidnapping and child abuse after admitting!

Masked Magician
Masked Magician

I've got some Gentleman Jack and Swisher Sweets wooden tip cigars.... And I'm from Virginia...

Rob
Rob

Too far away. Just put them in the box and stick it in the dried up river bottom where it stinks the most. In July. Leave some holes small enough for snakes and scorpions to get in and cool off.

Native Guns
Native Guns

It's been sick from day one when Ame Deal was found senselessly murdered.  The deadbeat dad wasn't exactly a "parent". He was every bit a part of that uber-Hills-Have-Eyes-esque family of neanderthals who abused Ame to death. He deserves to face Justice like the rest of them.

Eleanor Holguin
Eleanor Holguin

What could he be accused of? I would think neglect, knowing of the other abuse and not doing anything about it, participating in the abuse on other occasions....I'm sure with the way it sounds like these people lived there could be many charges brought against a parent who endangered this child by allowing these living conditions. This story just gets more and more crazy and sick too.

Tom S
Tom S

Bring your corn cob pipe and jug of moonshine, these people are right out of the hills.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Molly, seriously? The police don't look for these criminals? Explain that statement. Yes, I understand your reference to MCSO and it's past negligence with regard to sex crimes, but how can you characterize all of law enforcement because of MCSO? It appears that once the crime was made aware to PPD they took appropriate action. If not, perhaps you can give them direction on how they should be looking for these types of crimes....

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