Andrew Ward update: Phoenix man pleads not guilty in killing of boy

PHOENIX - A 27-year-old Arizona man has pleaded not guilty in the fatal stabbing of his 12-year-old half-brother.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says Andrew Ward entered his plea Thursday.

Ward was arrested March 12 after calling 911 from a convenience store near his family's home . That's where police then found Austin Tapia with multiple stab wounds.

Ward is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse and aggravated assault.

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