//Arizona dad accused of killing man who tried to enter teen daughter’s restroom stall will get 8-year jail time period

Arizona dad accused of killing man who tried to enter teen daughter’s restroom stall will get 8-year jail time period

An Arizona father who authorities say fatally beat a man who allegedly tried to observe the dad’s teenage daughter right into a restroom stall was sentenced Friday to eight years in jail.

Defendant Melvin Harris, 41, accepted a plea deal on a manslaughter charge after initially dealing with a second-degree homicide cost in reference to the 2018 incident, FOX 10 of Phoenix reported.

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Harris was ready outdoors a QuikTrip comfort retailer in Phoenix, after arriving there to select up his daughter and two of her buddies, The Arizona Republic reported.

Melvin Harris III was accused of fatally beating a man after the suspect allegedly tried to enter his daughter's locked restroom stall. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

Melvin Harris III was accused of fatally beating a person after the suspect allegedly tried to enter his daughter’s locked restroom stall. (Maricopa County Sheriff’s Workplace)

When his daughter got here out of the shop, she informed him {that a} suspect later recognized as Leon Armstrong had tried to enter her stall inside the shop’s restroom.

Harris requested a retailer safety guard to deal with the scenario – or else he would deal with it himself, police and court docket information stated, according to the Republic.

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The daddy later informed police that Armstrong took a swing at him, so he reacted by punching, kicking and stomping on Armstrong, who died a number of days later from a extreme mind damage, according to FOX 10.

Harris had pleaded responsible to the manslaughter cost final month, in response to the Republic.