Peoria parents plead not guilty to charges of murder

Stephanie Jones and Brandon Walker
Stephanie Jones and Brandon Walker(MGN)
Published: Apr. 14, 2022 at 3:40 PM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Not guilty pleas were entered Thursday for the parents charged with murdering their 8-year-old child.

Stephanie Jones and Brandon Walker face six counts of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Navin Jones.

Jones was 30 pounds when he died two weeks ago - after what Peoria County State’s Attorney Jodi Hoos said was months of abuse.

Bond for Jones and Walker has been set at $1 million each, but prosecutors are trying to increase it.

A bond hearing is set to take place next Thursday.

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