Florida seeks death penalty for Longwood man accused of killing 3-year-old daughter

Juan Bravo-Torres, 39, accused of first-degree premeditated murder

Juan Bravo-Torres, 39, is facing first-degree premediated murder and attempted murder charges in connection with the fatal stabbing. (Longwood Police Department)

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Attorneys for the State of Florida are seeking the death penalty against a Longwood man accused of killing his 3-year-old daughter and slashing the throat of his 12-year-old daughter, according to an affidavit.

Juan Bravo-Torres, 39, was arrested earlier this year after attacking his daughters and cutting his own wrists and throat, arrest records show.

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A notice of intent to seek the death penalty was released by the State Attorney’s Office, which says the state is seeking such a penalty due to several aggravating factors, including accusations that the felony was “especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel” and the victim was a child under 12 years of age.

Bravo-Torres was indicted Tuesday for charges of first-degree premeditated murder and attempted first-degree premeditated murder.

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The father accused of stabbing his daughters, killing a 3-year-old and critically injuring a 12-year-old, at their Longwood home was arrested, police said on Friday.

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