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Breaking News: Police arrest man on suspicion of murder of missing girl
KSPR ^ | Feb 19th | N/A

Posted on 02/19/2014 6:10:29 AM PST by ConservativeMan55

Police worked a crime scene all night at 1538 E. Stanford St. as they investigated the kidnapping and murder of 10-year-old Hailey Owens. She was taken from the 3200 block of West Lombard Street as she walked from a friend's home to her home two blocks away late Tuesday afternoon.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Missouri
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So so so sad.
1 posted on 02/19/2014 6:10:29 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
This guy needs to be dealt with immediately. In a VERY public way.
2 posted on 02/19/2014 6:11:21 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I can’t imagine what those poor poor parents are going through.

They heard the girls screams and chased after the car but could not catch it. :(


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:12:12 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

How did he murder her if she was missing?


4 posted on 02/19/2014 6:12:47 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Huh?

This guy kidnapped and murdered this girl.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 6:13:48 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Yep. Slowly lowered into a wood chipper, feet first.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 6:15:09 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: Right Brother

I agree. And it should be made VERY public.. so all the other pervs can see what happens..


7 posted on 02/19/2014 6:16:29 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: C210N

She went missing last night. Amber alert was all over the TV.

And apparently this piece of filth is the one who took her.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:18:18 AM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: lacrew

The amber alert went off on my iPhone twice last evening after dinner.
This is so sad...


9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:20:08 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: lacrew

Quite a sad story.

It’s a shame society has devolved to where people can’t even let their kids play outside anymore.. as some perv might be creeping around the corner waiting to snatch them.

This is all a result of the liberal decay of our society.

They want to make homo marriage legal.. and then they will set their sights on allowing people to marry young children.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:20:41 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

OMG horrific. Just horrific. They will never stop hearing that scream. Prayers for those parents.


11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:21:03 AM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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Yeah it’s too bad they didn’t have a gun.. could have shot the tires out.. or if they could have had a chance to jump in their own car and chase them.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:22:08 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:24:46 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

They had to go and arrest him. Now we’ve gotta pay for this piece of trash for the next 20 years to life, even with a death penalty sentance.

Cops should have claimed he pointed a weapon at them.


14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:26:11 AM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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Yep!

Now this guy will waste our taxpayer dollars.. sitting in prison with 3 hots and a cot.

But he won’t last 20 minutes in prison. They WILL kill him.


15 posted on 02/19/2014 6:27:52 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: workerbee

This is my worst nightmare…. I have three daughters 17, 14, and 7. We keep them very close. I also refuse to post their pictures on Facebook.

The sexualization of children all over TV and the media, acceptance of all kinds of unnatural perversions and mostly the availability and prevalence of pornography spurs these perverts on. Porn was what Bundy said led him down the road of destruction, and I’m sure it is the same for this murderer who stared at little naked girls online until he felt he must have one for himself. Pure, horrific evil. Honestly, I would rather see him ripped limb by limb by other prisoners than have him humanely executed by lethal injection.


16 posted on 02/19/2014 6:31:44 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Arms are the masters and their overseers, not the slaves. As Ellen Ratner so eloquently stated on television to an advocate for being able to own and possess firearms, “ The police will protect you.”
17 posted on 02/19/2014 6:32:17 AM PST by sport
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To: longfellowsmuse

So scary!

And I agree it’s all about societal decay.

It’s being PUSHED at us. Satan is trying to ensnare as many soldiers for his army as possible.

And it starts with perversion. Things that aren’t natural. Homo marriage is not natural. Pedophilia is not natural. Bestiality is not natural.

It won’t be long before society is trumpeting all of those as “normal”


18 posted on 02/19/2014 6:35:56 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Sorry, just making a comment, perhaps poorly worded, about the headline. She is missing because the thug murdered her, and I guess the headline writer figured best to identify the newsclip with “missing”. But without that context, the meaning can be twisted by the choice of grammar.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 6:36:44 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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No worries I understand.

A lot of times when stuff in news is happening fast like this.. they will update the script and the headline doesn’t get fully updated or vice versa.

They rush through it so fast because they want to get it up before the competition. So sometimes instead of writing a brand new headline.. they’ll just tweak the old one because it’s faster.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 6:40:47 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: Domandred
They had to go and arrest him. Now we’ve gotta pay for this piece of trash for the next 20 years to life, even with a death penalty sentance. Cops should have claimed he pointed a weapon at them.

He won't last long in Prison! He will soon learn just how violent Rape is.

21 posted on 02/19/2014 6:44:10 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: ConservativeMan55

The article states that Woods is an in school suspension teacher at a middle school. Words just fail me with reports like this... my heart aches for her family. My stomach twists thinking.. even for a moment.. how that precious little girl died. I then begin to wonder how many more were committed prior? All I can say is prayers for the family.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 6:46:30 AM PST by momtothree
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To: ConservativeMan55

The media is covering it so we can assume she is white.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 6:47:46 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Wood is an in-school suspension teacher at Pleasant View Middle School.

This guy was a teacher??? Incredible!

24 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:28 AM PST by PLOM...NOT! (Checking in from Wisconsin)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Dear, God in Heaven. Be with this child and her family.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:32 AM PST by tioga
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What the he&^ is someone looking like THAT doing employed by the schools system?

The long hair and counter culture appearance is a red flag... maybe he should be working at the video shop or the local landscaping outfit... but in the schools? REALLY?

Sorry to all you guys out there with long hair. It is NOT the reassuring appearance people need for a position of responsibility.

It is the hallmark of ‘old stoners’ who never got their head out of 1968...

I always say, if you were scheduled for brain surgery and your doctor looked like THAT, would you reschedule?

OK, now flame me.

26 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:41 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: momtothree

Wow this guy was a teacher?????


27 posted on 02/19/2014 6:55:34 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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Parents tell us Wood is an in-school suspension teacher at Pleasant View Middle School. The school has yet to confirm his position with the district....

Oh, look, a public school teacher.

28 posted on 02/19/2014 6:56:37 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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I wonder if he was unionized?


29 posted on 02/19/2014 6:57:43 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: PLOM...NOT!
Wood is an in-school suspension teacher at Pleasant View Middle School.
This guy was a teacher??? Incredible!

Usually a suspension “teacher” is what as known as a paraprofessional, not a certified teacher...not that it really matters in this case.

I looked him up on MO casenet; 1 prior non felony drug conviction, had it been a felony he would not have passed his state mandated background check.

30 posted on 02/19/2014 6:58:15 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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I was watching the news when the reports first came in. They said they had a description of the perp, vehicle and license plate # but they did not release it until almost an hour later.

Can’t help but wonder if they had sent out the Amber Alerts quicker and had the news and radio stations give this info it might have turned out different.


31 posted on 02/19/2014 6:58:30 AM PST by CARDINALRULES (Tough times never last -Tough people do. DK57 -- 6-22-02)
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Why why did they wait an hour???


32 posted on 02/19/2014 6:59:50 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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The innocent victim.

And there are people who say there should be no death penalty.

33 posted on 02/19/2014 7:00:56 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ConservativeMan55

So....let’s talk about BACKGROUND CHECKS!!!!


34 posted on 02/19/2014 7:02:58 AM PST by G Larry
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To: SoFloFreeper

bttt

The guy who did this should be shot immediately. Why waste time on a trial?


35 posted on 02/19/2014 7:03:19 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: G Larry

I know right!!!


36 posted on 02/19/2014 7:03:35 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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Oh, look, a public school teacher.
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A very sad and tragic case, very troubling that this guy was affiliated with a school in any way.

That being said, from a statistical point of view almost any crime against a child, molestation, assault, and even murder, is much more likely to happen at the hands of a family member than anyone else.


37 posted on 02/19/2014 7:04:53 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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It may not have looked like a kidnapping at the time.

Since he worked at the school, she may have just accepted a ride.


38 posted on 02/19/2014 7:05:48 AM PST by G Larry
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To: fungoking

Yep

When I originally read this guy was a complete stranger I thought.. oh no. Knew it wouldn’t be a good outcome..


39 posted on 02/19/2014 7:06:02 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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Don’t think he worked at her school?

Report says the guy was a middle school teacher. And she’s like 10? So what age would kids in middle school be?

Not 10 I don’t think?

Also.. earlier reports say the parents heard her SCREAMS and chased after the Van.


40 posted on 02/19/2014 7:07:13 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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What the he&^ is someone looking like THAT doing employed by the schools system? The long hair and counter culture appearance is a red flag... maybe he should be working at the video shop or the local landscaping outfit... but in the schools? REALLY? Sorry to all you guys out there with long hair. It is NOT the reassuring appearance people need for a position of responsibility. It is the hallmark of ‘old stoners’ who never got their head out of 1968...

Every employee at that school needs to be re-checked out. Often people who hire - hire the same types...

41 posted on 02/19/2014 7:13:31 AM PST by GOPJ ( America's drifting into totalitarianism because the left's exploitation of social failures.Greenfi)
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bump


42 posted on 02/19/2014 7:16:52 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

You know, I just noticed on my FB page a photo of a guy in a McDs that had asked two young boys their names and addresses. Mother took a pic of him with her cell, good thinking. Cops couldn’t do much, but it got posted on FB and people in the area are sharing it. He will be outed. Nice use of FB, BTW. I like it. Of course, she will eventually be charged with bullying.


43 posted on 02/19/2014 7:18:27 AM PST by tioga
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I join in your prayers for the family.

God forgive me for what I wish to ask for the murderer


44 posted on 02/19/2014 7:49:11 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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It is the hallmark of ‘old stoners’ who never got their head out of 1968...

&&&
Yep.


45 posted on 02/19/2014 7:50:48 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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I wonder if he was unionized?

If he was, I wonder if the union will support him? Hmm, I guess that's a pretty dumb question, huh?

46 posted on 02/19/2014 7:58:24 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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Yep!


47 posted on 02/19/2014 8:01:12 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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Statement from Springfield School District Superintendent Norm Ridder on Wednesday morning:

Last night we learned the terrible news that one of our students had been abducted near her home. This morning our sadness is compounded by the recent developments in the case of Hailey Owens’ abduction.

The suspect in this case, Craig Michael Wood, was arrested by Springfield Police Department. Wood has been employed by SPS since Aug. 18, 1998. He works as a paraprofessional and athletic coach at Pleasant View K-8 School. His employment has been suspended until this matter is resolved.

Hailey is a student at Westport Elementary School and last year she attended Bowerman Elementary School.

I offer my support to Hailey’s family and to our SPS community. Students and staff at three of our schools are coping with this situation. To support these school communities directly impacted by this tragedy, I have assigned additional counseling staff and school police officers to be on hand until further notice.

We are fully cooperating with law enforcement officials as their investigation continues. Because this is an ongoing investigation, I will not be making any further comments about the situation at this time.


48 posted on 02/19/2014 8:21:58 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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49 posted on 02/19/2014 8:23:02 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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50 posted on 02/19/2014 8:27:58 AM PST by painter ( Isaiah: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil,")
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