HIGHLAND FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A father was charged with murder hours after his 7-year-old daughter was found stabbed to death in the boys' restroom at her small parochial school.
The motive was unclear, and no weapon has been found, police Chief Peter Miller said.
Christopher Rhodes, 27, denied guilt, police said.
The body of first-grader Jerica Rhodes was discovered not long after classes started Thursday at Sacred Heart of Jesus School in this Hudson Valley village, Miller said. Her father was arrested that night and was being held without bail, Miller said.