Man accused of beating 2-year-old to death makes a plea


Decatur - The man accused of beating a 2-year-old boy to death, was back in court today.


Manuel Gonzales, 29, plead not guilty to murder and child battery charges. He is accused in the beating death of 2-year-old Dominic Bradley, on December 30th. Police sworn statements show Gonzales admitted he slammed the little boy against a wall after he got angry at him for jumping on the bed.


Gonzales is the boyfriend of Dominic's mother and is a registered sex offender in Texas. He was convicted in a 1997 assault of a 4-year-old girl.

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