What a Middletown father is accused of doing to his two-year-old daughter infuriates the girl's grandmother.
"I wish he were dead right now," said Marsha Cupp.
22-year-old William Miller is accused of using handcuffs to punish the toddler at the family's apartment in Middletown.
Tiffany Cupp, Miller's live-in girlfriend and the girl's mother, is charged with child endangerment.
According to detectives, here's what happened. Miller took a pair of handcuffs and cuffed his daughter's ankle to her bed rail. Because the little girl got cookie crumbs on the family's couch. Miller said it was punishment. When the girl's mother intervened and took the handcuffs of her daughter's ankle, neighbors say Miller then beat up the woman.
"Her mouth was bleeding," said Joilita Watson, Cupp's neighbor. "Red all over through here. Bruises all along here. She showed me how he was beating her."
Cupp is charged with child endangerment because the day before Miller handcuffed his daughter, police say he handcuffed his two-year old's hands and feet together for being disruptive.
Police say Cupp should have reported it. But Cupp told the court she eventually stepped in.
"I got the crap kicked out of me for defending those children," said Tiffany Cupp.
Family and friends say Miller and Cupp have been together over three years. Have four children between them. Don't work. And have a history of fighting with one another.
"They're both to blame," said Marsha Cupp.
Tiffany Cupp is behind bars on a $10,000 cash bond and is back in court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. William Miller is behind bars of a $30,000 bond. He'll be back in court next week. Miller is charged with two counts of domestic violence.
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