Former Medical Examiner Testifies in Ten Year Old Iowa Murder Case
WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — A former state medical examiner described the extent of the injuries sustained by a 5-year-old Iowa girl in the trial of the man accused of killing her.
Dr. Jerri McLemore, previously with the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office, took the stand Friday in the case against 35-year-old Casey Frederiksen, who is charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault. Prosecutors allege Frederiksen sexually abused Evelyn Miller, the daughter of his ex-girlfriend, and stabbed her to death while baby-sitting her in 2005.
The girl's body was found in the Cedar River five days after she was reported missing.
McLemore performed the autopsy on the girl, and she says Evelyn died of sharp-force injuries, several of which might have been fatal. She says a slash across the girl's neck was "a gaping wound."