A Troy man accused of murder in the death of a 1-year-old in early February has rejected a plea deal in Albany County Court.
Reports indicate David Bridges was offered 20 years in prison if he admitted to a charge of felony manslaughter.
His attorney says his client is not guilty, and says Bridges' former girlfriend, Rebecca Patrick, is responsible for the abuse that led to the child's death.
Bridges was returned to custody at the Albany County Jail.
She's currently facing misdemeanor charges, and has been released to the supervision of the Probation Department.
photo: Albany County DA