Accused baby killer says he is innocent

Brett Meddock arraigned on murder charge in Clark County. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)
Brett Meddock arraigned on murder charge in Clark County. (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith)

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) – The Clark County man accused of killing a 16-month-old boy made his first court appearance Thursday.

2 NEWS had the only camera in the courtroom when Brett Meddock, 20, pleaded not guilty to multiple charges including murder and manslaughter.

Kaden Payne died in January. The coroner says he was beaten to death and ruled the death a homicide.

The boy’s father says Meddock was the Kaden’s mom’s boyfriend.

U.S. Marshals arrested Meddock on Tuesday, June 23.

He is in the Clark County Jail on $250,000 bond.

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