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Missouri parents deny role after child killed over 'demon'

Missouri parents deny role after child killed over 'demon'
The parents of a 4-year-old Missouri girl who died after she was beaten and “dunked” in an icy pond to exorcise a “demon” pleaded not guilty Monday to felony child endangerment.

Mary Mast, 29, and James Mast, 28, both of Lincoln, Missouri, entered the pleas after they were charged Thursday in the disturbing case and jailed without bond.Mary Mast, 29, and James Mast, 28, both of Lincoln, Missouri, were charged Thursday in the disturbing case and jailed without bond.James Mast allegedly said his daughter had been beaten, submerged in the pond and left to freeze on the bank before she was taken inside, authorities said.James Mast allegedly told investigators he and his wife witnessed their daughter being tortured but were warned they would be beaten or shot if they tried to intervene.

Ethan Mast allegedly confessed he and Aumen used a leather belt to beat the girl and “dunked” her in the frigid water Dec.Both remained jailed without bond on Monday.

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