CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - One hundred prospective jurors are likely to be called in the Aug. 9 first-degree murder trial of Lee Muldoon, 24, of Coggon.

He is accused of killing Skylar Inman, the 2-year-old daughter of his girlfriend, Brianna Volesky, 19, of Cedar Rapids, July 11, 2008. The child died from blunt force injuries.

Volesky pleaded guilty to neglect of a child and involuntary manslaughter. She originally was charged with child endangerment causing death. Acceptance of her plea is contingent upon her testifying against Muldoon.

At a pretrial hearing July 9, Linn County District Court Judge Marsha Bergan said she expects the trial to last at least three weeks, possibly four.

Bergan expects to make an evidentiary ruling next week and received a motion in limine from the prosecution and a motion for dismissal from Muldoon’s attorneys.

A motion limine typically asks a judge to prevent the introduction of potentially irrelevant, prejudicial, or otherwise inadmissible evidence until the court has finally ruled on its admissibility.

Bergan set a pretrial conference for July 16.

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