Mississippi man charged with capital murder after toddler died earlier this month

Published 10:04 am Friday, June 25, 2021

A Mississippi man has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 20-month-old child he brought to the hospital earlier this month.

James Garland Ward, 27, of Moss Point, brought the child to a gulf coast hospital. The toddler was unresponsive and taken transported to New Orleans where the child died.

The Jackson County Criminal Investigations Divisions started an investigation and examined medical records.

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Ward was arrested and charged with capital murder on Thursday. He is currently being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.