Attorneys for an Ottumwa woman accused of murdering her 5-year-old daughter are trying to keep the state medical examiner from testifying at her trial. Kelsie Thomas is accused of strangling Cloe Chandler in 2018. Thomas’ attorneys have asked that testimony from the doctor who performed Cloe’s autopsy be kept out of the trial. According to court documents, Dr. Michele Catellier will testify that Cloe wasn’t strangled by accident. Defense attorneys say the autopsy finding is based on the police report, rather than medical evidence. Jury selection in Thomas’ trial is scheduled to start March 3.