Murder warrants secured against dad in death of missing 2-year-old found in East Point landfill, police say

EAST POINT, Ga. — A day after police said that murder charges were pending against the father of a 2-year-old who was found dead in an East Point landfill last week, they confirmed warrants had been obtained on those charges.

They now include both malice and felony murder in the case against Artavious North. Additionally, the 23-year-old’s charges include first degree child cruelty and concealing the death of another.

It comes after the toddler, J’Asiah Mitchell, was first reported missing a little more than two weeks ago. North initially reported the child kidnapped in a robbery attempt, only for DeKalb County police to determine that had never happened.

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