Florida man accused of torturing child found dead

Posted at 6:03 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 07:04:35-04

A suspect in a high-profile child abuse case in Florida died last week.

He was found hanging in his prison cell.

37-year-old Andrew Ross-Celaius was facing multiple charges linked to the heinous abuse of his girlfriend's two-year-old daughter.

Authorities say Ross-Celaius filmed the abuse over a two month period.

Authorities revealed the abuse included:

Throwing bottles of milk at the girl while she was sleeping, shooting her with an airsoft gun, and shocking her with a dog collar.

As for the child-- authorities said she is now in the custody of her biological father.

The state attorney's office said Ross-Celaius was accused in the homicide of a young child in 2006-- but he was found not guilty.

The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.