Crime

Georgia man charged with murder in 2-year-old son's overdose

A 34-year-old Gwinnett County man was arrested for murder late Thursday after an investigation into the mysterious death of his young son more than a year ago, according to reports.

The AJC reports that Kurt Vanpool was arrested and charged with both felony murder and cruelty to children. Police say he had illegally obtained oxycodone before leaving it within reach of his 2-year-old son -- who overdosed on the drug on April 19, 2013.

Police say Vanpool had taken the drug earlier in the night, in front of his son, according to the AJC.

Vanpool is held without bond in the Gwinnett County Jail, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. His son would have turned 4 on Sunday.

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