FLOYD — The Casey Frederiksen trial has been continued to May 6, 2014.

Frederiksen, 34, is accused of first-degree murder and first-degree sexual abuse in the death of 5-year-old Evelyn Miller of Floyd.

The trial was scheduled to begin Oct. 28 in Hamilton County District Court in Webster City.

Judge Gregg Rosenbladt granted the continuance to give the parties extra time to prepare.

The trial was moved out of Floyd County on a change of venue due to extensive publicity surrounding the case.

Frederiksen was the live-in boyfriend of Evelyn’s mother, Noel Miller. He was charged in late September in connection with the girl’s death in July 2005. He is being held in the Bremer County Jail in Waverly under $2 million bond.

— By Peggy Senzarino