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Endicott Couple Pleads Not Guilty in Death of Son

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

An Endicott couple has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in the second degree and other charges in connection to the death of their 5-year-old son.

Jennifer and Charles Burks are charged with overdosing their son with Oxycontin on May 7. District Attorney Steve Cornwell says the couple fled to North Carolina shortly after. He also said Charles Burks was arrested in North Carolina on an unrelated sex offender violation. The couple is also charged with assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and endangering the welfare of a child. Both are in Broome County Jail without bail.