COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The jailed suspect in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has passed on having bond set.

Kurt Flood of Columbus didn’t enter a plea during arraignment Wednesday in Franklin County. The 24-year-old is charged with murder, assault, endangering children, evidence tampering and abuse of a corpse.

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Court records list no attorney for him. A message was left for a lawyer believed to be representing him.

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Prosecutors say Flood thought the boy, Cameron Beckford, had demons and beat him to get rid of them.

Flood was charged after the toddler’s mother, 25-year-old Dainesha (deh-NEESH’-uh) Stevens, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and agreed to cooperate. She had stayed with Flood at a home near where Cameron’s body was found Dec. 31.

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