The man accused of killing a Kentville toddler is out of jail, but under strict conditions.

Adam William States, 26, was released on recognizance following an appearance at Kentville provincial court yesterday. He was charged last week with manslaughter in the death of Antonio Pinch, who was a month shy of his third birthday.

States, who had been in custody since his arrest, is not allowed to contact Pinch’s mother nor have any contact with children under the age of 13 unless cleared by the Department of Community Services.

He must stay with his parents at their home on Oakdene Avenue. It’s the same street where Pinch lived with his mother.

States will be back in court on July 2 for election and/or plea.

Pinch died in his North Kentville home on May 8. Police won’t release how he died but called it a sudden death.

According to his obituary, Pinch was born in Kentville to parents Julia Pinch and Antonio Browne.

The little boy “loved big trucks, cool cars and building things with Mega Blocks.”

His funeral was in Kentville on May 15.