New judge named for accused Hailey Owens killer

5 years 2 months 1 week ago Friday, May 29 2015 May 29, 2015 Friday, May 29, 2015 1:11:00 PM CDT May 29, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A new judge has been named to hear the trial of a man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Springfield girl.

Craig Wood was charged with kidnapping, rape and first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of Hailey Owens. Prosecutors said he grabbed her off the street as she walked home, sexually assaulted her and shot her in the head. Her body was found in Wood's home.

The 47-year-old defendant was scheduled to stand trial in Springfield in front of a Platte County jury.

The Springfield News-Leader reports retiring judge Dan Conklin recused himself from the case this week, and the case was assigned to Judge David Jones.

Prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty if Wood is convicted. A trial date had not been set as of Friday.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA — It's primary day in Missouri, and voters are out in full at the polls. State auditor Nicole... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 2:18:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Election workers have worked hard to ensure voter safety during the pandemic. Boone County election judge coordinator... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 2:05:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday adjusted dates for preseason football activity. The first allowable practice is now... More >>
22 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 1:59:40 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary education issued new guidance for the upcoming school year on Monday.... More >>
23 hours ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:33:00 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
ST. LOUIS - Yadier Molina announced on social media on Tuesday he tested positive for COVID-19. In an Instagram... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 12:12:58 PM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - The last suspect in the killing of a transgender teen in Texas County is now on... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 11:27:28 AM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Health departments in at least 50 Missouri counties have not received any money from the... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 11:14:14 AM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
(Missourian) - One of Columbia’s two sales taxes for parks is scheduled to expire in 2022, so the conversation... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 10:44:13 AM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 6:09:00 AM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - As school is set to resume in a few weeks, some parents are concerned with the safety of... More >>
1 day ago Tuesday, August 04 2020 Aug 4, 2020 Tuesday, August 04, 2020 4:45:00 AM CDT August 04, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools Board of Education is considering the possibility of moving the start of school to after... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 10:46:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — From masks to hand sanitizer stations to new poll workers, the primary election Tuesday will look different... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 8:12:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA —Excellence, loyalty and perseverance are the principles Dr. Gus T. Ridgel lived by, according to his daughter Betty Bolden.... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 5:52:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Central Pantry, which serves Boone County residents, is reducing its hours in order to continue serving people in... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 4:54:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
FAYETTE – Central Methodist University will reopen for the fall semester — with a long list of safety protocols. ... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 4:54:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 3:58:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Parks and Recreation department has canceled the Heritage Festival and Craft Show, according to a news... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 2:29:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
1 day ago Monday, August 03 2020 Aug 3, 2020 Monday, August 03, 2020 2:06:00 PM CDT August 03, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 73°
1pm 73°
2pm 75°
3pm 77°
4pm 78°