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New defender will be appointed for Frederiksen

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CHARLES CITY (KWWL) -

The man charged in the 2005 murder of five-year-old Evelyn Miller was in court again this Monday afternoon. Casey Frederiksen faces first degree murder and first degree sexual abuse charges in this case.

Frederiksen walked into the Floyd County Courthouse in Charles City with his hands cuffed and feet shackled. The reason for the hearing was to address the possible need for a new public defender.

Frederiksen's attorney, Leslie Dalon filed a motion to be removed from the case back in October. Dalon's office has represented potential witnesses in this case including Noel Miller, Dan Slick, and Michael Elkhorn.

Frederiksen spoke during the hearing, saying he felt he needed knew representation because his life is on the line.

The prosecution did not object to the motion and the judge agreed. Frederiksen will be represented by a public defender from a Waterloo office.

Because of this change his arraignment has been moved to November 19th.

Frederiksen is being held at the Bremer County Jail while waiting for his trial. Authorities say it's because Bremer County has a contract to house federal inmates.

Frederiksen is currently serving a 14-year sentence on unrelated child pornography and drug charges.

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