BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The father of a slain 13-year-old Virginia girl says in a recorded episode of the "Dr. Phil" television show that she had recently been grounded from social media for chatting inappropriately online with older men.
The show says in a news release that David Lovell told host Phil McGraw that it was obvious some of the older men had fake profiles. He said the parents found out before Christmas and took her phone away, although she later got it back. The episode is scheduled to air Wednesday.
Nicole Lovell vanished Jan. 27. Her body was found four days later just across the state line in North Carolina.