- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans man accused of beating a man to death earlier this month has turned himself in to police.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports that court records show 25-year-old Garrett Ward was booked Wednesday morning and charged with second-degree murder for the Jan. 6 beating in New Orleans of 60-year-old Arnold Jackson, who died from his injuries on Jan. 18.

Ward was charged with second-degree battery and released on bond earlier this month. After Jackson died, authorities got an arrest warrant for Ward on a count of second-degree murder.

The New Orleans Advocate reports second-degree murder convictions come with a mandatory life sentence.

It’s unclear if Ward has an attorney.

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