Father Charged With His Four-Year-Old Daughter's Murder In Court

A man accused of decapitating his four-year-old daughter was charged with murder Wednesday after being returned to North Carolina. John Patrick Violette made his first court appearance soon after being flown to Johnston County from Washington, D.C., where he was arrested Saturday at a motel. Violette's wife told police she returned to the family's home last Friday in Clayton to find the decapitated body of their daughter, Katlin. The 37-year-old defendant was taken to Central Prison in Raleigh without bond. Investigators have not discussed a possible motive for the crime.