Suspect in child's death pleads not guilty

By: Staff
By: Staff

Friday, December 27, 2013

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. -- A man suspected in the death of his 17-month-old niece pleaded not guilty today.

Investigators said 36-year-old Jerome Edward Hughs was taking care of the toddler when she died. Doctors have said the child was possibly asphyxiated, and had multiple older, unrelated injuries.

Authorities have been looking into the toddler's death and Hughs's involvement since February.

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