CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The father of a toddler who died after prosecutors say she was tortured rejected a plea deal Wednesday that would have avoided the death penalty.
Now Glen Bates returns to a Hamilton County courtroom July 5, according to Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan's office.
There was a motion to suppress, but the judge rejected it.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said last month the plea deal was offered to Bates and the mom, Andrea Bradley, in the death of 2-year-old Glenara Bates. The deals were made at the request of the defense, he said.
Bradley also rejected the plea deal last month.
Glenara Bates died in March of 2015 after police said she was abused, starved and tortured.
Glen Bates and Bradley are both charged with aggravated murder.
The case led to two Hamilton County Department of Jobs and Family Services case workers' resignations and a wrongful death suit against the county because Glenara was returned to the home after being removed.