Maplewood man accused of killing girlfriend's 1-year-old child appears in court

The apartment building in Maplewood where a 1-year-old child was killed on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022. (FOX 9)

The man charged with killing his girlfriend’s 17-month-old child made his first appearance in court Friday morning. 

During Friday's hearing, Terrance Leslie's bail was set at $2 million. The 26-year-old Maplewood man is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly beating the child to death in his girlfriend's apartment on Tuesday, October 18.

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According to the criminal complaint, Leslie beat and burned the young child, recording some of the abuse on his cell phone.

Leslie was granted a public defender. His next court appearance is scheduled for December 1.