Photos of Montco girl's murder scene sought in trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. - October 8, 2011

Twenty-four-year-old James Lee Troutman of Souderton is charged with first-degree murder in Montgomery County in the May 9 death of Skyler Rae Kauffman.

The (Pottstown) Mercury says prosecutors said in papers filed Thursday that jurors should not be "unduly insulated" from a full understanding of the crime.

Defense lawyer William Craig Penglase will be able to challenge the request in a hearing before trial begins in January.

Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty, citing other offenses committed, the child's age and their contention that she was killed to prevent her from testifying.

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Information from: The Mercury, http://www.pottsmerc.com

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