A 32-year-old Goldsboro man was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection with a 4-year-old girl who was dead when she was taken to the emergency room at UNC Health Wayne Thursday afternoon.

Goldsboro police arrested Umoja Jihad Bryant, 32, of Seventh Street, on Friday and charged him with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of intentional child abuse serious physical injury. Bryant is being held in the Wayne County jail without bond on the murder charge and under a $1 million bond for the child abuse charges, said LaToya Henry, Goldsboro public information officer.

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