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San Diego Megachurch Leader Charged with Torture, Murder Of Young Daughter

Three people in San Diego have been arrested on child abuse charges that led to the death of an 11-year-old girl in the East County.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says 49-year-old Leticia McCormack and her parents, 70-year-old Adella Tom and 75-year-old Stanley Tom have been taken into custody.

The child, Arabella McCormack, died in the hospital following an incident on August 30th.

During the investigation into Arabella's death, deputies contacted her father, Brian McCormack, near the family's home, and committed suicide in their presence.

Arabella was initially fostered before being adopted by the McCormacks.

She had a six and seven-year-old sisters who are currently living with a foster family.

USA Today says Leticia McCormack was a leader at the Rock Church in San Diego, and her profile has now been removed from the megachurch's website.

Photo Credit - San Diego County Sheriff's Department

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