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Correction: Toddler Killed-Trial story

July 8, 2014
Associated Press

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — In a story July 7 about a Mason City murder case, The Associated Press reported erroneously the connection between the man on trial, Michael Cisneros, and the victim, John Snyder Jr. Cisneros was an acquaintance of John's father, not the infant's father.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Evidence discovered in Mason City murder trial

Evidence discovered in connection to case of man charged with killing Mason City boy in 1994

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than 2,000 documents, photographs and cassette tapes have been discovered recently in connection to the case of a man charged with killing a 20-month-old Mason City boy in 1994.

A retired state Division of Criminal Investigation agent was testifying last week in the case of 38-year-old Michael Cisneros when his comment over 20-year-old crime scene photographs sent both prosecutors and defense attorneys searching the evidence room of the local police department. A judge sent the jury home on July 2 in response.

Cisneros is accused of killing John Snyder Jr., whose body was found in a creek. Cisneros was an acquaintance of the child's father. He has pleaded not guilty.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports ( testimony in the case resumed Monday.



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