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      Accused child abuser denied bond reduction

      Larry Walker, 28

      A Kirksville man facing a child abuse charge in connection with an infant who was seriously injured, has been denied bond reduction.

      Larry Walker, 28, had asked for a reduction in his bond, which has been denied by Adair County Associate Circuit Judge Kristie Swaim. Walker will remain in the Adair County Jail under $100,000 cash only bond.

      Walker is accused of causing serious injuries to an 18-day-old infant in his care. Walker was in court Wednesday for an appearance before Judge Swaim.His next court date is set for December 19 for a preliminary hearing.Previous stories:Caregiver accused in skull fracture of 18-day-old baby Kirksville man charged with child abuse, court appearance to come this week