The couple accused of beating a three-year-old boy to death in Seneca Falls pleaded not guilty to all charges Thursday morning.

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The couple accused of beating a three-year-old boy to death in Seneca Falls pleaded not guilty to all charges Thursday morning.

Alison and Donald Bovio each face charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, and child abuse offenses.

A grand jury handed down the indictment exactly one week ago. They are accused of beating Alison’s son Peter with a belt, causing the boy to hit his head on the ground over and over again.

Peter was taken to the hospital and put on life support. He died days later.

In court on Thursday, the judge increased bail for Alison and Donald to $400,000 cash/$800,000 bond.

The couple had recently moved to Seneca Falls from Massachusetts. MassLive reports a judge let Donald off probation early for a domestic abuse conviction in March, which allowed him to leave the state. He was not supposed to be released in June.

Peter's biological father, also from Massachusetts, did make it to the hospital before his child was taken off life support.

The family is now planning funeral services, which will be held Saturday in Massachusetts, where young Peter lived most of his life.

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The couple accused of beating a three-year-old boy to death in Seneca Falls is expected to be formally charged with murder Thursday.

The child's mother and stepfather are set to face a judge in Seneca County Court at 10 a.m.

Alison and Donald Bovio face three counts of second-degree murder, manslaughter, assault, and child abuse offenses.

A grand jury handed down the indictment exactly one week ago. They are accused of beating Alison’s son Peter with a belt, causing the boy to hit his head on the ground over and over again.

Peter was taken to the hospital and put on life support. He died days later.

The couple had already been booked on assault charges then authorities announced they will be charged with murder.

The suspects had recently moved to Seneca Falls from Massachusetts. MassLive reports a judge let Donald off probation early for a domestic abuse conviction in March, which allowed him to leave the state. He was not supposed to be released in June.

Peter's biological father, also from Massachusetts, did make it to the hospital before his child was taken off life support.

The family is now planning funeral services, which will be held Saturday in Massachusetts, where young Peter lived most of his life.