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Iowan's trial in slaying of daughter to begin soon

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A trial is expected to begin soon for a 25-year-old Cedar Rapids man accused of killing his 17-month-old daughter.

Jury selection is expected to begin Monday in Linn County District Court. The jury will consider the first-degree murder and child endangerment charges against Zyriah Schlitter. He's accused of killing Kamryn Schlitter on March 28, 2010. Investigators say the little girl suffered head injuries and had bruising on her neck, chin, underarms and chest.

Schlitter's former girlfriend, 29-year-old Amy Parmer, of Hiawatha, faces the same charges. She's scheduled for trial beginning Jan. 14.

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