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D.C. Father Held Without Bond In Daughter’s Death

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been ordered held without bond in the murder of his teenage daughter in the District of Columbia.

Rodney J. McIntyre was arrested over the weekend and charged in the death of 17-year-old Ebony Franklin, whose body was found in a trash barrel last November in an alley in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington. The Capitol Heights, Md., girl had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Police Chief Cathy Lanier has said forensic and electronic evidence tied McIntyre to his daughter’s death. She also said there was “evidence of a sexual relationship” between McIntyre, 45, and his daughter.

Police announced McIntyre’s arrest on Saturday, and he made his first appearance Monday in D.C. Superior Court.

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

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