Lawyer says Ohio dad didn't leave trash in room to mask smell of girl's body; wants lower bond

An attorney for an Ohio man charged with corpse abuse after a cable technician found his daughter's decomposed body in a crib says his client didn't put garbage in the room to mask the smell.

Eric Warfel's lawyer filed a request seeking lower bond Thursday in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh) County court.

The attorney says Warfel never told police the trash was meant to hide the smell or that he intended to flee. The lawyer argues those points and Warfel's lack of a criminal record should be taken into account and his $1 million bond should be lowered.

The 34-year-old Warfel pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. He is expected to undergo a psychological evaluation.

The technician found 21-month-old Ember Warfel's body in late July. A medical examiner hasn't ruled on how or when she died.