CHARLES CITY, Iowa – A judge has set a new trial date in the man accused in the 2005 murder of five-year-old Evelyn Miller.
34-year-old Casey Frederiksen is charged with first degree murder and sexual abuse in the girl’s death. He had been scheduled to stand trial in May, but the defense asked for more time to prepare. Prosecutors did not object.
In an order issued today, District Court Judge Gregg Rosenbladt agreed to push the trial date back to September 15.
Frederiksen’s trial has been moved out of Floyd County due to fears of finding an impartial jury. Proceedings will now be held in the Hamilton County Courthouse in Webster City.
Frederiksen was charged in September and is being held on $2 million bond. He was the boyfriend of Evelyn Miller’s mother, Noel, at the time of the murder.