Metzker-Madsen teacher: ‘His reality is not our reality’

Former teachers of an Iowa teenager on trial for killing a 5-year-old boy on Thursday said the teen was immersed in fantasy games as a younger child and appeared to not understand when he hurt people.

The teachers all taught Cody Metzker-Madsen, now 18, while he lived and went to school at the Rabiner Residential Treatment Center in Fort Dodge.

The teen faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of Dominic Elkins, who died in August 2013 while the two were in foster care with a Logan-area family. Metzker-Madsen’s trial is underway at the Harrison County Courthouse in Logan.

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