An Ahwatukee man accused of killing his stepdaughter pleads not guilty to murder.
Police say 20-year-old Corey Daniels beat 3-year-old Dani Mayo to death because she refused to eat a hot dog.
Police say when they first saw the child, she was covered in bruises.
The girl's mother, Ambreatte Daniels, has also been arrested for child abuse.
Corey's next court date is January 3.
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