A California father reportedly threw his 1-year-old daughter off a ‘steep cliff’ to her death after stabbing the child’s mother and a bystander trying to help
- The California father is said to have stabbed his girlfriend before murdering his daughter
- Police report that 49-year-old Adam Slater threw his daughter to death over a cliff
- Distraught mom set up a GoFundMe page to cover funeral expenses
A California father reportedly threw his one-year-old daughter off a “ steep cliff ” to her death after stabbing her pregnant mother and a bystander trying to help.
49-year-old Adam Slater from Palm Desert crashed his vehicle on Highway 74 in the Coachella Valley on Wednesday morning at around 9:00 AM, police said.
He then reportedly snatched his daughter Madalyn Payton Slater from a Good Samaritan who tried to intervene and help the child, before allegedly stabbing the man and throwing his daughter into the ravine.
Madalyn Payton Slater (photo), one year old, was thrown off a cliff edge until her death on Wednesday morning
Half an hour earlier, he stabbed his pregnant girlfriend Ashley Grome, 23, and left her for dead in a parking lot in Indian Wells, police and family say.
Grome survived the alleged attack and has one GoFundMe page to cover her daughter’s funeral expenses.
“I am the mother of Madalyn Payton Slater, the one-year-old baby girl who was murdered by her father on May 6, 2020 when he drove off Highway 74 after hitting and stabbing me, then dying me in the Southwest Community Church Parking Lot,” wrote she.
“My daughter was the absolute love of my life and she meant everything and more to me.
“Everything I did and everything I will do for the rest of my life is for her. She was beautiful and her smile was contagious, even after a bad day she always cheered me up. She was taken from this world far too quickly.
“I want to have a nice funeral to honor Madalyn and would appreciate any help I can get through this GoFundMe for the cost.”