Closing arguments set in Iowa father's trial
Attorneys are set to make closing arguments in the trial of a Cedar Rapids man accused of killing his young daughter.
The Gazette of Cedar Rapids reports that closing arguments will be made Wednesday in the trial of Zyriah Schlitter.
On Tuesday, Schlitter testified in Linn County District Court that he wasn't concerned about bruising on the toddler when he took her to a doctor in March 2010, just before her death. He said he thought the bruising was normal for a child.
Schlitter faces first-degree murder and child endangerment charges. Investigators say 17-month-old Kamryn suffered head injuries and had bruising on her neck, chin, underarms and chest.
Schlitter's former girlfriend, Amy Parmer of Hiawatha, faces the same charges. Her trial is set for January.
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