Nicole and Christina Duckson

Man stabs 4-year-old daughter and her mother to death, dumps bodies in backyard: Police

An Ohio man could face the death penalty for allegedly fatally stabbing his 4-year-old daughter and her mother in the backyard of their home last week.

WCMH reported that police accused Kristofer Garrett, 24, of stabbing Christina Duckson and her mother, Nicole Duckson, 34, with an “edged weapon” at around 6:30 a.m. on January 5. Court documents obtained by WBNS indicated that Garrett waited outside the residence to ambush the mother and daughter.

A co-worker reportedly discovered the grisly scene when they went to check on Christina and Nicole. Responding officers found the pair suffering from multiple stab wounds. Both were pronounced dead at the scene, the news station reported.

Records also revealed that Garrett was taken into custody that evening during a traffic stop. He was originally arrested for driving with a suspended license and failure to pay child support, and during the arrest reportedly said he had cut his hand earlier at home.

WSYX noted that Garrett recently appeared in court wearing a special medical wrap around his hand.

This week, the Franklin County Prosecutor said that he’ll possibly pursue the death penalty due to nature of the crime and the fact that one of the victims is a child.

Police have yet to reveal a motive in the double homicide.

A judge ordered Garrett to be held without bond. He is scheduled to reappear in court next week.

[Featured Image: Nicole and Christina Duckson/WSYX]