A Decatur man has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend's son.
Court records say that Manuel Gonzales was primary caregiver to 2-year old Dominic Bradley and that he told police he pushed the boy off a bed hard enough to put a dent in the wall.
The child later died an area hospital.
The incident happened last December.
Alexis Bradley is the child’s mother and may also face charges in connection with the crime.
Police say that the child also showed signs of previous serious injuries.