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Casey Frederiksen gets life in prison for Evelyn Miller murder

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Casey Frederiksen walks into court Monday, May 11, to be sentenced. (Michael Crowe, KWWL) Casey Frederiksen walks into court Monday, May 11, to be sentenced. (Michael Crowe, KWWL)
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WEBSTER CITY (KWWL) - The man convicted in the killing of his former girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter has been sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison.

Along with Monday's sentencing of 36-year-old Casey Frederiksen, a motion for a new trial was denied.

Jurors found him guilty in March of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Evelyn Miller while babysitting her in 2005.

Her body was found in the Cedar River days after she was reported missing.

Frederiksen's attorney argued that a retrial was necessary because the jury returned verdicts that defy state law. In response, the judge presiding over the case cited prosecutorial evidence that supported the convictions.

Evelyn's grandmother gave a victim impact statement during the sentencing phase Monday. She also showed a tribute video in Evelyn's memory.

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http://www.kwwl.com/story/28359498/guilty-frederiksen-guilty-of-sex-abuse-murder-of-evelyn-miller

The Associated Press and Amie Steffeneicher contributed to this story.
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