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Man pleads not guilty in 1971 child death

Lawrence Beck (Source: LMDC) Lawrence Beck (Source: LMDC)
Infant photo of Michael Sanders (Source: LMPD) Infant photo of Michael Sanders (Source: LMPD)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man charged in the murder of a child faced a judge in Louisville Wednesday morning.

Lawrence Beck, 65, pleaded not guilty to the 1971 murder of 1-year-old Michael Sanders.

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In September Beck was taken into custody in Los Angeles in connection to the case. Following his arrest he was extradited to Louisville to face charges.

Prosecutors say Beck was the boyfriend of the baby's mother at the time of the child's death and eventually married the victim's mother.

Beck is being held in the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections on a $500,000 full cash bond.

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