Ill. Man Ordered to Stand Trial in Toddler's Death
MARION, Ill. (AP)--A southern Illinois man who was ordered to stand trial on charges that he killed his girlfriend's 23-month-old son got an earful in court from the boy's grandmother.

25 year old Kody Johnson pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder count this week in Williamson County for last month's death of Skyler West-France.

Authorities have said the toddler sustained head injuries while Johnson was watching the boy because the toddler's mother was at work.

WSIL-TV reports that during this week's hearing, the boy's grandmother, April West, shouted at Johnson. She said: "I hope you burn."

Johnson is jailed in lieu of $1 million bond.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 30.
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