Dad accused of murdering 15-year-old daughter, tries to blame autistic stepson

DAYTON, OH – In Dayton, Ohio, police have implicated Kenneth Paul Farler III, a 38-year-old man, in the fatal shooting of his 15-year-old daughter. He is also accused of trying to attribute the crime to his non-verbal autistic stepson. Farler faces charges including involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, child endangering, and several gun-related charges, all tied to his daughter Kendra Farler’s untimely death.

The fatal incident unfolded in a boarding house on Bowen Street where Farler resided. Dayton police officials responded to a 911 call on Sunday, April 14, just after noon. Here, they discovered the deceased 15-year-old female.

Upon arrival, responding officers received information indicating that the teenager had been killed by her 15-year-old brother, who had autism and was non-verbal. Major Brian Johns of the Dayton Police Department addressed this allegation during a Tuesday press conference.

According to the accounts given by both Farler and the teen’s stepmother, the fatal shooting was the work of the sibling. However, further investigation later refuted these claims. Major Johns revealed that the girl was indeed killed by her father at the Bowen Street address.

Major Johns lauded the performance of his investigative team, who quickly identified inconsistencies in the given stories. Further questioning led the suspect to confess to the crime.

Major Johns was firm in dismissing the idea that the shooting may have been accidental. He indicated that even the victim expressed concern about the weapon being pointed at her moments before her death. This evidence, he argued, ruled out the possibility of it being an accident.

The stepmother of the deceased teenager has not been charged and is actively cooperating with the ongoing investigation. The full homicide squad was present at the scene on Sunday.

As of now, it remains uncertain whether Farler has consulted with a defense attorney for representation in this matter.