Kuzdzal Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Eain Brooks

November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM EDT

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November 13, 2013 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 3:19 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo man accused of sexually assaulting his girlfriend's five-year-old son and beathing him to death appeared in court on Wednesday morning.

26-year-old Matthew Kuzdzal pleaded not guilty to charges of Murder in the Second Degree and Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child in connection to the death of Eain Brooks last month.

Kuzdzal's attorney, Robert Cutting, says his client gave multiple statements to police, and calls Eain's death a "tragic accident."

Kuzdzal's attorney says his client also firmly denies any sexual assault allegations.

Kuzdzal remains in jail without bail. His attorneys have reserved the right to request bail at a later date.