- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on the case of a man charged with trying to drown his children in a pond in North Carolina. All times local:

1:30 p.m.

A North Carolina man accused of trying to drown his children is now facing a murder charge after his 3-year-old daughter died in a hospital.

Durham Police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said Thursday that Alan Tysheen Lassiter is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of 3-year-old Calista Lassiter.

It was three days ago that, according to police, Alan Lassiter tried to drown the girl and her sister in a pond at an apartment complex. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy said Calista was entirely underwater when he pulled her from the pond Sunday night.

Lassiter was originally charged with three counts of attempted murder for trying to kill the girl, her sister and their brother. He is currently jailed under a $2 million bond.


This story has been corrected to show that the account of the girl’s rescue is attributed to the off-duty deputy, not the police spokeswoman.

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