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Former Iowa City man pleads not guilty in death of infant son

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A former Iowa City man accused of killing his infant son three years ago has pleaded not guilty.

Brian Dykstra, who now lives in Central, S.C., is charged with second-degree murder in the August 2005 death of his 20-month-old son Isaac. Dykstra entered a written plea of not guilty on Wednesday in Johnson County District Court.

Police say the child died of head trauma inflicted by Dykstra while the child was in his care.

The child was found unconscious and having trouble breathing at Dykstra's Iowa City home on Aug. 13, 2005. He underwent emergency surgery at University Hospitals in Iowa City but never regained consciousness. He died the next day.

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