Larry Woods, 34, was high on marijuana and PCP when he murdered his 16-year-old daughter, Gloria Woods, in a Chicago hotel, reports the Chicago Tribune. He is being held on $2,000,000 bond.
According to the Tribune:
A housekeeper at the Best Hotel on the 1300 block of East Sibley Boulevard found a girl covered in blood inside a hotel room and called police about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified her as Gloria Woods. Her father admitted to being high after he was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon about 5:30 p.m., police said.
Gloria lived in Park Forest, police said, and her father lived in Dixmoor. She was visiting her father “for the weekend as she often did,” police said in a statement.
The South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force helped Dolton police with the investigation. The charges were announced about 9:35 p.m. Friday.
Besides the fact that this young girl is dead by the hands of a man who should be protecting her with his life, there are several questions: 1) Why were they in a hotel room? 2) Why was he doing drugs in the presence of his daughter? 3) What transpired in the minutes before her death that sent her father into such a rage — drug induced or otherwise? The autopsy will tell the tale, but for now, all we’re left with is the image of a young girl brutally beaten to death by the man who gave her life.
May she rest in peace. And if there is a hell in any form — even if only the inside of a prison cell — may he rot in it.