Man pleads not guilty over death of baby boy on Shinnecock Nation
A New York man pleaded not guilty to first-degree manslaughter for the death of a 16-month-old boy on the Shinnecock Nation.

Pedro Jones, 20, who is not a tribal member, was watching the boy on Sunday night. He allegedly punched Roy Antonio Jones III and grabbed him by the neck.

"People expressed the need to come together to love one another, to tighten the gap in our community so this doesn’t happen again,” Donna Collins-Smith, Roy's great-aunt, told The Southampton News at a candlelight vigil. “Basically, we’re trying to come together as a family and do the best we can.”

Jones faces five to 25 years in prison.

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