- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - A 25-year-old Helena man has pleaded not guilty to deliberate homicide in the death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter.

KTVH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1i5cFz2 ) the trial for Coleton Coburn was scheduled for Jan. 25.

Coburn was arrested on July 12 after the girl was taken to the hospital in Helena with critical injuries suffered while she was in Coburn’s care. He was charged with deliberate homicide after the girl died on July 13.

An autopsy found Persephone Nielsen died of head injuries that caused bleeding in her brain.

Coburn also pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of obstructing a peace officer and marijuana possession. He remains jailed with his bail set at $200,000.

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Information from: KTVH-TV, http://www.ktvh.com

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