Nicholls, Ga., man charged in son's death

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 11:40 AM
Last updated 3:44 PM
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WAYCROSS, Ga. — Ware County authorities say a Nicholls man is charged in the death of his son, who died in what was originally reported as a single-vehicle accident.

Ware County Sheriff Randy Royal says 45-year-old Michael Southerlan Carter struck his son's truck with his own pickup truck, running the son, 20-year-old Thomas Matthew Carter, off the road.

Royal says the elder Carter was charged on Monday with aggravated assault and felony murder in his son's death on April 5. He's being held at the Ware County Jail.

Officers say the father did not realize his son's truck contained a passenger, who was only slightly injured.

The passenger later told investigators that Michael Carter drove his truck into his son's truck several times, finally causing it to overturn.

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onlysane1left 04/19/11 - 12:52 pm
What kind of person runs

What kind of person runs purposely into his son? Crazy.....

cinsheffield 03/27/13 - 01:20 pm
I knew Matthew Carter and he

I knew Matthew Carter and he was a good person and did not deserve to die. I have not a clue why a parent could do sumthing like this to their child. All i knw is only a heartless person cold do that to their child.

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