Police: Pa. man laughed about toddler's killing

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - August 27, 2010

Twenty-two-year-old Aaron Noyer was bound over for trial Thursday in the August 1 slaying of Elizabeth Neimeic in Erie. Investigators believe Noyer intended to burglarize the home but abducted, assaulted and strangled the girl instead.

Erie police Sgt. Jim Spagel testified that Noyer giggled and confessed following his arrest, then led officers to the girl's body.

Noyer's attorneys say they have questions about their client's mental state at the time of the confession. Public defender Nicole Sloan says an IQ test indicates Noyer has an IQ of 57.

Prosecutors have not decided if they will seek the death penalty.

Information from: Erie Times-News

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