Suspect charged with murder in NYC toddler's death

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Associated Press

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 8 at 4:03 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who allegedly shot a toddler to death in his stroller on a Brooklyn street is being held without bail on a charge of second-degree murder.

Twenty-three-year-old Daquan Breland pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Saturday. Prosecutors say he fatally shot 16-month-old Antiq (An-TEEK') Hennis on Sept. 1.

Breland and 19-year-old Daquan Wright were arrested in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. on Friday and returned to New York. Wright was awaiting arraignment.

Authorities say Antiq's father was pushing him in a stroller while crossing a street in the Brownsville neighborhood when shots were fired. The child was struck on the left side of his face and later pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police believe the boy's father was the intended target.

It wasn't clear if either suspect had an attorney.

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