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Youth pleads not guilty in death of 3-year-old

CHARLES CITY (AP) -- A teenager from Charles City teen has pleaded not guilty to five felony charges in the death of his 3-year-old cousin.

The youth, 14-year-old Edger Concepcion Jr., entered his plea Monday in Floyd County District Court

The dead girl, 3-year-old Krystel Banes, is the daughter of Rene and Edvilla Banes of Charles City.

Concepcion is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse, one count of second degree sexual abuse and one count of child endangerment.

Concepcion has a new attorney. He is now represented by Susan Flander of Mason City.

Judge Gregg Rosenbladt issued a ruling in mid-December moving the case to adult court.

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