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Father Accused of Killing Daughter Found in D.C.

Posted January 13, 2007
Updated January 15, 2007

— Authorities found 37-year-old John Patrick Violette who was wanted in connection with the death of his daughter, Katlin Violette.

A station wagon that Violette had been driving was located shortly after 1 a.m. unattended in a parking lot at Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

RDU airport police had been alerted to be on the lookout for the vehicle. Investigators later uncovered information indicating that Violette had traveled to Washington, D.C.

Shortly before 3 a.m., authorities found out that Violette had checked into a hotel near Capitol Hill. U.S. Marshals arrested him at 4:35 a.m. at the hotel without incident.

Violette will remain in custody in Washington, D.C. pending an extradition hearing.

Clayton police also received assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Service Violent Fugitives Task Forces from Eastern N.C. and the D.C. Capital Area in the course of this investigation and arrest.

There is no known motive for the killing at this time. The Clayton police report that the investigation is continuing, but no other suspects are being sought.

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  • DOG Jan 15, 2007

    If the father is guilty and doesn't receive the death penalty, I hope he is murdered in prison. He doesn't deserve to live.

  • pmnbunn Jan 13, 2007

    how can a parent do such a thing to their own child? we really have some sick people pit there. it makes me worry about the world my daughter has to grow up in.

  • lbzebulon Jan 13, 2007

    What is this world coming too? I pray for the family. It is going to take alot of prayers to help them through this. We know that the child is with our Heavenly Father in Heaven and will never be hurt again.