Deputies: Florida man accused of torturing little girl kills himself

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PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) – A Florida man accused of torturing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter by burning her, shooting her with a BB gun and wearing a werewolf mask to scare her has killed himself. 

An Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman says 37-year-old Andrew Bennett Ross Celauis died at a hospital Tuesday. 

Celauis was arrested April 9. He tried to kill himself May 1 in his jail cell and was hospitalized. He died six days later. 

Investigators say Celauis filmed himself torturing the child. They say he placed a dog collar on the girl and shocked her awake at night. Then he stood over her wearing a werewolf mask.

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