Canal deaths suspect Clem Beauchamp pleads not guilty in unrelated gun case

The man police call their only suspect in the deaths of two children found in a South Florida canal has pleaded not guilty to unrelated gun charges.

Thirty-four-year-old Clem Beauchamp made the plea in federal court Monday morning in West Palm Beach after a judge appointed a public defender on his behalf.

Beauchamp has not been charged in the deaths of 10-year-old Jermaine McNeil and 6-year-old Ju'tyra Allen, but police say he is their only suspect. They also believe he was involved in the death of the children's mother, 25-year-old Felicia Brown, whose body was found in a landfill last August.

He is being held on federal firearms charges unrelated to those deaths.

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