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EL PASO, Texas — An El Paso man was has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of his 17-year-old daughter, according to the El Paso Police Department.

An arrest warrant affidavit in the case alleges the father, 39-year-old Ghari Ingraham, and his daughter, 17-year-old Carissia Ingraham, were arguing about a cell phone when the father choked her until her body was lifeless.

He then dumped her body in the Rio Grande River where a fisherman discovered it on Saturday morning, November 10, 2019, in the area of Executive Center Boulevard and Ewald Kipp Way — which is near the state and international borders of Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico.

Police say Ghari reported Carissia missing the next day.

In an interview with police, Ghari confessed to killing Carissia after witnesses contradicted some of Ghari's previous statements and timelines to police.

Gharis was charged with murder and is being held at the El Paso County Jail on a $750,000 bond.

Ghari had previously been arrested in April 2008 for his role in smuggling approximately 107.45 pounds of marijuana across the United States-Mexico border at the Bridge of the Americas Port of Entry in El Paso, Texas, according to a federal complaint obtained by MyTexasDaily.com. There, Customs and Border Protection agents discovered 99 bundles of hidden compartments inside a vehicle Ghari was driving.

Ghari told federal investigators the car wasn't his and he had been paid $35 to drive it across the border.

Although many of the records have been sealed, a plea agreement and subsequent order for supervised release were on file with the U.S Courts' online record system.

Ghari was arrested in February 2011 for violating that probation order by the United States Marshal Service, according to El Paso County and United State District Court records.  The probation revocation case was handled in the Southern District of Florida where he was ordered to four months imprisonment and no further conditions of supervised release.

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