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Published August 17, 2012, 03:22 PM

South Dakota man pleads not guilty in daughter's death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Waubay man has pleaded not guilty in the January death of his 2-year-old daughter.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a Waubay man has pleaded not guilty in the January death of his 2-year-old daughter.

U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Mario M. Contreras pleaded not guilty on Thursday to second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, child abuse and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

The Argus Leader reports that his daughter, Aleeyah Cook of Sisseton, died Jan. 11 at a Fargo, N.D., hospital.

No court date has been set for Contreras.

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