Man Charged with Hornell Baby’s Death Pleads Not Guilty to all Murder Charges

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The man accused of killing a Hornell baby pleads not guilty on all murder charges Thursday.

22-year-old Dakota Miller appeared in the Steuben County Courthouse Thursday afternoon for arraignment, where he pleaded not guilty to Aggravated Murder in the first degree, first degree Murder, second degree Murder and Manslaughter in the first degree.

During Miller’s court appearance, Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker told 18 News an order of protection has been filed against Miller.

Miller is accused of killing Ian Maniski-Huff in Nov. 2015.

Following an intense investigation it was concluded Miller severely beat and bit the baby so many times it caused internal bleeding.

According to the Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker, Miller is not the father of baby Ian but was responsible for watching him while the baby’s mother, Codie Baker, was at work on Thanksgiving.

The District Attorney says Miller and Baker were dating at the time and are now expecting a child together.
Baker said Miller will be back in court by April 11, unless other motions are filed.

He remains in the Steuben County Jail without bail.

Stay tuned for 18 News at 5, 5:30 and 6 for the very latest on this case.

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