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PREVIOUS: State presents evidence injuries were non-accidental in Schlitter murder trial

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

Substantial testimony was presented Monday in the Zyriah Schlitter murder trial.

Schlitter of Cedar Rapids is charged with first degree murder and child endangerment in the 2010 death of his 18-month-old daughter Kamryn.

Schlitter's ex-girlfriend, Amy Parmer, faces the same charges and will go on trial after the conclusion of Schlitter's.

Monday medical professionals testified that they believed the injury Kamryn sustained were the result of non-accidental head trauma.

Schlitter was attending a church class on the evening of March 21, 2010.

That's when Parmer was babysitting Kamryn.

Parmer called 9-1-1 that evening when Kamryn appeared to be suffering from a seizure.

Doctors testified that they believe Kamryn was showing signs of posturing- evidence of a significant head injury.

Dr. Alexandra Paige-Volk, a pediatric intensive care physician at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, testified she believed it was a shaking event that caused Kamryn's final injuries.

She believed that abuse took place on more than one incident.

"The location of the bruises that Kamryn had were predominantly on areas of soft tissue that toddlers just don't' bruise themselves on," Dr. Paige-Volk said.

Doctors testified they believed Kamryn was abused on March 21st before being rushed to the hospital.   They say it is difficult to determine an exact time when the abuse may have taken place.

Zyriah Schlitter took over care for his daughter in late February 2010, while Kamryn's mother searched for a new place to live.

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