Motions to dismiss charges denied in Terry Sturgis murder trial

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A judge denied a motion to drop neglect charges in the Terry Sturgis abuse case.

The South Bend father appeared in court on Thursday afternoon.

He is accused of beating his 10-year-old son, Tramelle, to death last November.

He pleaded 'not guilty'.

Sturgis is expected back in court on May 1 for a status hearing.

His trial is set to begin May 14.

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