An Iowa man charged with the 2005 murder of a five-year-old girl has had his trial delayed.
The Mason City Globe-Gazette reports Casey Frederiksen will be tried next year for the murder of Evelyn Miller. He also faces sexual abuse charges in the case.
The child was discovered missing from the Floyd apartment Frederiksen shared with Miller’s mother on July 1st, 2005. Her body was found five days later along the Cedar River.
Frederiksen wasn’t charged in the case until 2012, seven years after Miller’s murder.
His trial was originally supposed to begin October 28th in Floyd County, but the venue was changed to Hamilton County because of extensive pretrial publicity.
Now, a continuance in the trial has been granted in order to give extra preparation time to the parties involved. The trial is scheduled for May 6, 2014.
Frederiksen was transferred back to Iowa after the charges filed. He’s being held in the Bremer County Jail. He had been spending time in federal prison on child pornography charges at the time of his murder arrest.