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Bond Set For Father Accused In Arson, Death Of Toddler

Posted at 10:18 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 17:43:50-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A man accused in the murder of his toddler appeared in a Laurel County courtroom Friday.

The body of 1-year-old Joseph Brock was found inside of a washing machine in a burning home last weekend at the Marvin Gardens Mobile Home Park.

Kentucky State Police say that after the fire broke out his father, 26-year-old Vaughn Brock, ran from the scene.

Brock was found days later and charged with murder and first-degree arson.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and set his bond at $500,000.

He is expected to be in court again April 9.