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Stepfather indicted on murder charges

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Daniel Clark Daniel Clark

A McIntosh County grand jury has indicted a man on murder charges for leaving his teenage son to die in a swamp.

Authorities say 15-year-old Daniel Clark head died cold and alone after his stepfather Brian Gale left him overnight in the Buffalo swamp in 2010. An autopsy found the boy drowned due to hypothermia.

Gale told investigators he decided to go for help after they became lost and he could no longer carry the boy who was too weak to walk.

Gale's charges include murder, manslaughter and cruelty to children.

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