COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A 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.
Columbus resident Kurt Flood 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.
Court records list no attorney for him. A message seeking comment has been left for a lawyer believed to be representing him.
Prosecutors say Flood thought 1-year-old Cameron Beckford had demons and beat him to get rid of them.
Flood was charged after Cameron's mother pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and agreed to cooperate. She had stayed with Flood at a home near where Cameron's body was found on New Year's Eve.