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Trial under way in death of Iowa infant

 

The trial of a northern Iowa man accused in the death of his 12-day-old daughter continues this week.

Randy Blanchard, of Nashua is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, Aliya, who died in February 2008.

Trial for the 32-year-old began last week in Chickasaw County District Court and is expected to last through Wednesday.

Blanchard is accused of shaking his daughter on Feb. 5, 2008. She was taken to the hospital, and died several days later.

Blanchard waived his right to a jury trial and the case is being heard by Judge Richard Stochl.

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