Columbus man found guilty of killing 4-year-old daughter, child’s mother

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A Columbus man has been found guilty on all counts in the murder of his 4-year-old daughter and her mother in southeast Columbus.

Twenty-six-year-old Kristofer Garrett is facing the death penalty for stabbing 34-year-old Nicole Duckson and their daughter, Kristina.

Garrett stabbed both of them multiple times outside of their home in the 2000 block of Fleet Road on January 5, 2018.

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Authorities say Garrett waited at the home and attacked both of them when they exited the home that morning.

Garrett is eligible for the death penalty for killing two or more people, committing the offense to escape detection, apprehension, trial, or punishment for another offense committed by him, and killing a child under the age of 13.

The sentencing phase is scheduled to begin on August 13.

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