MOBILE, Ala. – A lawyer for an Alabama man charged with killing one of his girlfriend's children and wounding another says the man plans to plead not guilty.
AL.com reports that 25-year-old Markeise Kardel Caldwell is charged with capital murder in the beating of 4-month-old Kendrick Cole. He's also charged with aggravated child abuse in the beating of Cole's 1-year-old brother Kendell.
Kendrick Cole suffered skull fractures and other injuries and later died. Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood says Kendell Cole is being treated at a pediatric intensive care unit.
Caldwell was denied bond Tuesday. Jason Darley is one of the two attorneys assigned to Caldwell's defense. Darley says Caldwell plans to plead not guilty. A hearing is set for May 21.
Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews