Suspect in death of boy found in bag in creek passes on bond

AP News
Posted: Apr 01, 2015 7:41 PM

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.

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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.