Louisville man arraigned in 5-year-old child's death - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Louisville man arraigned in 5-year-old child's death

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The bond for a Louisville man charged with hitting and killing a 5-year-old boy has been set at $1 million.

Edward Pearce, 24, was also told by a judge Monday to have no contact with the child's family.

Benjamin Clem was riding his scooter when police say Pearce drove onto a sidewalk and hit the child with his van and did not stop.

Investigators say Pearce was driving under the influence.

A judge entered a not guilty plea on Pearce's behalf during a circuit court arraignment on Monday.

Pearce is charged with murder, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and heroin possession.

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