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Locked Up: $2M Bond for Man Accused In Toddler's Death

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The man accused in a Cleveland toddler's death went before a judge Friday morning.

Deandre Heiskell pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges in the death of Carlito Teer.

Police say Heiskell was watching little Carlito - his girlfriend's son - when he died earlier this week.

The 22-year-old claims the child was choking and he was trying to help, but the coroner says the two-year-old died of blunt force trauma - including a lacerated liver.

The judge set bond at $2M. Heiskell is due back in court on Christmas Eve.

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