Jury selection to continue in Misty Stoddard trial

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Posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 9:17 am

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jury selection is expected to continue Tuesday in the trial of a woman accused of killing her 11-year-old stepdaughter.

37-year-old Misty Stoddard is charged with First Degree Murder. Prosecutors say she tied up and duct taped her autistic stepdaughter, Melissa, resulting in the child’s death from lack of oxygen.

Authorities have called it one of the most egregious child abuse cases they have seen.

Melissa's father, Kenneth Stoddard, is facing aggravated manslaughter charges. He's expected to stand trial later this year.

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