LOGAN, Iowa — Tuesday was the first day of Cody Metzker-Madsen’s trial in western Iowa.
Metzker-Madsen is charged with murdering five-year-old Dominic Elkins last September. He was 17-years-old at the time of the crime. Both were in foster care at a Logan home.
According to the Des Moines Register, Metzker-Madsen’s defense is arguing he was legally insane at the time of the crime.
A judge is deciding this case after Metzker-Madsen waived his right to a jury trial.
Metzker-Madsen’s foster parents, their biological daughter and a 911-operator have already been on the stand.
The foster father told the judge that Metzker-Madsen, who is now 18, was Dominic’s age mentally.