Columbus man wanted in connection to his son's death turns himself in to police

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – A Columbus man wanted in connection to his 4-year-old son's death has been arrested.

According to Columbus police, Nathaniel Washington-Ghant III turned himself in to police on Tuesday, Feb. 14 around 6 p.m.

In 2012, Ghant was arrested and charged with child cruelty in the first-degree against his son Nathaniel Washington-Ghant IV.

On Sept. 9, 2016, Columbus police were called out to the 3000 block of North Lumpkin Road and discovered Nathaniel Washington-Ghant IV, who was four years old at the time had died.

Ghant has been charged with second-degree murder and he is expected to appear in court on Thursday at 9 a.m.

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