Dad calls deputies on self to report child abuse

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque man called deputies on himself to report he hit his two small children.

Johnnie Griego, 29, admitted he hit his two year old and five year old kids during his visitation.

According to the criminal complaint, Griego dropped the children off with their mother Sunday and both had significant bruising on their faces. One of them had red finger impressions on his right cheek.

The kids told deputies their dad got angry with them for playing with his shampoo so he “kicked one of them in the heart and strangled him.”

The kids’ mother also called authorities to report the incident.

Griego is charged with two counts of child abuse.

He has bonded out of jail.

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