DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The man accused of killing his 3-year-old step-sister was in court Thursday.
Brian Scales, Jr. is charged with murdering Tristan Carlton at her mother’s Broad Oak Drive home in Trotwood.
The judge issued a $1-million bond that kept Scales in jail. He was arraigned by video. A not guilty plea was entered on his behalf.
Investigators believe the toddler was suffocated. Her mother found her on Saturday, February 14, 2015.