Death penalty indictment filed against man accused of murdering his daughter, her mother

Kristofer D. Garrett

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The man accused of stabbing his 4-year-old daughter and her mother to death may face the death penalty, according to the Franklin County Prosecutor.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien’s office announced Friday that a Franklin County grand jury returned a four-count death penalty indictment against Kristofer Deshan Garrett, 24.

Garrett is accused of waiting at Nicole Duckson’s home and brutally stabbing her and the little girl on Jan. 5. The victims’ bodies were found in the backyard of the house. Garrett was arrested later that night. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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