Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing His Girlfriend's 2-Year-Old Son

By Joe Gullo , Kristen Tripodi

Published 08/28 2014 02:44PM

Updated 08/28 2014 02:47PM

HARTFORD, Vt. - A man accused of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son pleaded not guilty to 2nd degree murder on Thursday.

The 2-year-old, Jamaal Turkvan died on July 4, 2013. Police say Jamaal died from blunt force trauma to his abdomen caused by multiple blows with either a fist or hand.

Theriault has a lengthy criminal history in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Theriault was arrested on Wednesday after a year-long investigation. He's currently being held without bail.

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