Iowa authorities await testing before deciding on murder charges for daycare provider

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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — A prosecutor is defending his decision to wait for additional testing before deciding whether to bring murder charges against a northwest Iowa daycare provider who allegedly admitted to causing injuries that killed a 3-year-old girl.

Sioux County Attorney Coleman McAllister said Monday that he wants the state medical examiner to rule on Autumn Elgersma's cause of death before deciding whether to charge Rochelle Sapp.

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