Father accused of murdering son pleads not guilty; jury trial set for June

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man accused of beating his 7-year-old son before the son died has pleaded not guilty.

Brandon Pritcher, 27, is facing multiple charges including murder, neglect of a dependent resulting in death, aggravated battery, domestic battery resulting in death, domestic battery resulting in serious bodily injury and neglect of a dependent resulting in serious bodily injury.

He was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to the 3100 block of South 9 1/2 Street for an unresponsive child. The boy was transported to Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis where he later died. According to court documents, medical professionals found several bruises and abrasions on the child.

During Thursday’s court appearance, public defender Matthew Daley was appointed to represent Pritcher and a jury trial was set for June 7.

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