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Colorado Man Arrested In Daughter’s Fatal Shooting

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Desirea French (credit: Pueblo County Sheriff)

Desirea French (credit: Pueblo County Sheriff)

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) – A Pueblo County man has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge in his 8-year-old daughter’s fatal shooting.

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said Tuesday that 32-year-old John French Jr. has been arrested in the shooting of his daughter, Desirea French. French’s father says he found the girl dead and his son wounded Sunday evening when he returned home.

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John French (credit: Pueblo Police Dept.)

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that French is in a Pueblo hospital, where he is under guard. The coroner has said Desirea was shot once in the head.

An arrest affidavit says French also shot himself. It says he told investigators that he was depressed and didn’t want to live.

Taylor says French has told investigators that he and his daughter were the only people in the mobile home.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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