LAS VEGAS -- A Henderson man charged with beating and torturing his girlfriend's children entered a not guilty plea in Las Vegas District Court Tuesday morning.
Edward Colucci is charged with seven counts of child abuse, assault and kidnapping. Police say he met the children's mother online and she moved to Las Vegas to be with him.
Colucci is accused of beating and starving the 8 and 4-year-old boys while threatening to kill their mother if she went to police. The children have been placed in protective custody.