Iowa's attorney general has been joined by his counterparts in Mississippi and 25 other states, in asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision in a high-profile child sexual abuse case.
That case involves James Bentley, an Iowa man charged with second-degree sexual abuse.
The child was killed by Bentley's brother Roger in March 2005. Roger Bentley is serving a life prison term for the murder.
The Iowa Supreme Court upheld a district court ruling that a videotaped interview of the child was not admissable. The court said that was because the girl was not available to be cross-examined by the defendant.