A New Bedford man charged in the death of a nine-month-old baby pleads not guilty in Superior Court Tuesday.

According to the Bristol County District Attorney's office, 21-year-old Ethen Harrison entered the not guilty plea in Fall River Superior Court today to a charge of murder in the January 24 death of Ariel Eluziario. Harrison was ordered held without bail.

According to court documents, Harrison told police he got angry when the child became "fussy", and dropped her to the floor and threw her onto the bed, causing the nine-month-old child to hit her head several times. Ariel was pronounced dead early the next morning.

A date for Harrison's next court appearance has not yet been scheduled.