Trial moved for man accused of killing Evelyn Miller

Frederiksen is charged with murder and sexual abuse in the five-year-old's 2005 death

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Casey Frederiksen is escorted into court Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Floyd County, Iowa. He is charged with first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse in the death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller. His bond was set at $2 million. (AP Photo/Waterloo Courier, Dennis Magee)

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) A judge has agreed to move the trial out of Charles City for a man charged with killing a 5-year-old northern Iowa girl in 2005.

District Judge Gregg Rosenbladt on Wednesday granted a motion by Casey Frederiksen's defense to change the venue for his first-degree murder trial in the death of Evelyn Miller of Floyd.

KIMT-TV reports that Frederiksen's attorney argued that pretrial publicity in the area was making it difficult for his client to receive a fair trial. The ruling means the trial, scheduled to begin Oct. 28, will take place about 90 miles away in Webster City.

Frederiksen was charged in the 7-year-old case last September, when he was already serving time in federal prison on child pornography charges. Frederiksen was the live-in boyfriend of the girl's mother.

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