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.READ MORE: Firefighters Rescue Driver After Crash With Light Rail Train In Baltimore, Fire Union Says
Court records list no attorney for him. A message was left for a lawyer believed to be representing him.READ MORE: Turgeon Still Hoping For Long Postseason Run At Maryland
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.MORE NEWS: Baltimore's Mark Andrews Among The NFL's Elite Tight Ends
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