Donnell Lindsey, the man accused of killing 3-year-old Major Howard, entered a not guilty plea during a brief court appearance Tuesday morning.
The judge then set bond at $5 million and issued a no-contact order between Lindsey and the victim’s family.
He will be back in court for his first pre-trial on Tuesday, June 14 at 9 a.m.
Lindsey, 23, was arrested near Atlanta last month.
Authorities alleged Lindsey killed the child while shooting into a vehicle in the area of 3400 East 113th St. on Sept. 15, 2015.
The boy was shot in the chest and later died at MetroHealth Medical Center.
Rob’Dasha Smith, 24, was also shot in the thigh during the drive-by incident.