ABERDEEN, S.D. - A judge in Brown County has agreed to a defense request for a second autopsy in a murder case even though the victim's body had already been embalmed by a funeral home.
Forty-eight-year-old Jarrett Jones is on custody on a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of Jon Schumacher Jan. 2 at the defendant's place in Bath.
An autopsy was done Jan. 3. Jones' defense attorney, Marshall Lovrien, requested a second autopsy on Jan. 4 but was informed the body was already at the funeral home.
Aberdeen American News reports Lovrien said Jones had a right to an independent evaluation of the body. A magistrate judge approved the motion.
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