California Man Arrested Following Months-Long Search and Charged with Murdering 8-Year-Old Girl

After a months-long search, authorities have arrested a man who allegedly killed an 8-year-old girl in California. On Saturday, the California Atto...

September 20, 2022
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After a months-long search, authorities have arrested a man who allegedly killed an 8-year-old girl in California. On Saturday, the California Attorney General's office and Merced Police Department announced the arrest of Dhante Jackson for the murder of Sophia Mason. Sophia's body was found March 11 by the Central Valley police department, along with the Hayward Police Department at Jackson's residence in Merced, according to NBC News. The young girl's mother Samantha Johnson, who was in a relationship with Jackson and already in custody for prior child abuse charges from 2021, provided details to investigators about what led to her daughter's death, per the outlet.

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