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Body of missing Missouri girl found in home of elementary school coach: police
New York Daily News ^ | February 19, 2014 | Nina Golgowski

Posted on 02/20/2014 8:20:10 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy

A Missouri grade school coach has been charged in the murder and kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found in his basement with what police said was a gunshot wound to the head.

Craig Wood, a football coach and teacher's aide at Springfield's Pleasant View K-8 School, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens, whose body police believe was found in a storage bin.

The little girl was last seen walking just a block from her home at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday when a terrified couple called 911 to report her seen being swept up by a man in a prowling pickup truck.

Michelle Edwards, who witnessed the attack with her husband, told police that the man driving the vehicle — with long grey hair — pulled over to her and asked for directions, calling, “Hey, come here a minute,” according to the felony probable cause statement.

Edwards said when the child ignored his attempt Wood got out of his car and threw her into his vehicle "like a rag doll."

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; evil; kidnapping; murder; naughtyteacherslist; neamia; scum; teachersunion
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1 posted on 02/20/2014 8:20:10 AM PST by Bubba_Leroy
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To: Bubba_Leroy

POS needs to be strung up!


2 posted on 02/20/2014 8:22:31 AM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

WTF?

CC


3 posted on 02/20/2014 8:22:54 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

You don’t need a devil to perpetuate evil. Man is quite capable of descending into depths of depravity all by himself.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 8:22:56 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy
... a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found

"suspected body"?

5 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:16 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

And some say the death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment...


6 posted on 02/20/2014 8:24:34 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

In exigent circumstances such as this, I’m amazed that they cops didn’t get a search warrant for this guy’s house till the next morning.

Obviously, this gave him extra time to kill the little girl and clean up the mess.

Reminds me of the cops in Cheshire waiting till the 2 dudes killed people before they moved in


7 posted on 02/20/2014 8:25:14 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

“whose suspected body”?


8 posted on 02/20/2014 8:25:54 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Bubba_Leroy

What I can’t understand is that several eye witnesses saw this guy, description of car, he was chased bu another, got his license plate number, but a warrant was needed to search the house??? Maybe the COPS knew the Victim was dead and wanted to be doubly sure not to mess up the case... LAWYERS, please comment...


9 posted on 02/20/2014 8:27:20 AM PST by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Celtic Conservative

“WTF?”

Yeah, this is some crazy story. I’m really astonished to read that he shot her.

After a pretty much law abiding life this guy suddenly goes out, grabs a child off the street and within a short time shoots her in the head?

This is just bizarre to me.

Thank goodness those people were there, good on them for not ignoring what they saw.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 8:28:08 AM PST by jocon307
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To: CitizenUSA

can’t wait to see what kind of defense attorney this guy gets...that’s got to be about the worse job in the legal profession, having to defend scumbags just because they are entitled to one.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 8:30:30 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

People who hurt little kids and animals are the lowest scum around.

Even in a prison, garbage like this are at the bottom of the heap.

I feel so sorry for her family and friends.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 8:33:56 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: Tax-chick
They haven't done a "fersure" ID yet?

Of course if it turns out to be the body of someone else the case just went from strange to plain weird.

13 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:04 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This is probably going to offend a lot of decent people, but whenever I hear a story like this I always think back to something I was told by a very wise man when I was a kid. He said he always had a subtle mistrust of men who worked in grade schools in teaching or administrative positions. Sure, he was old-fashioned ... but something about the whole thing just struck him as odd and creepy.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:10 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("I've never seen such a conclave of minstrels in my life.")
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To: Tax-chick
"suspected body"?

According to early news reports the body was found in more than one trash bag. That may explain the odd wording.

15 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:14 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The school district needs to be sued and the school leaders need to be jailed just like the Boy Scouts.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:18 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: 11th Commandment
If he were a liberal? ..Maybe they HAD to get a search warrant.
Liberals/Perverts; the "Same old" Protected class.

17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:19 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Empireoftheatom48

He took everything from that little girl. Let’s hope there is a speedy trial and a speedy execution afterwards


18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:35:48 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: CitizenUSA

Only because our criminal justice system is broken and politicians allow innocent men to die. Just ask pRick Perry and Gregg Abbott. They are so frightened by the truth they bury it, along with any review boards and hope for accountability.

open and shut cases are easy but not all of them are so clear. All men deserve the right to a fair trial and if put to death, it better be done by truth. Unfortunately the gov hates truth and is a slave to the ambitions of men.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:36:25 AM PST by drunknsage
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This guy may not be guilty if you read the article...according to the witness a “prowling pickup truck”, may be the culprit?

WTF kind of journalism is this anyway?


20 posted on 02/20/2014 8:36:35 AM PST by bigfootbob
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To: jocon307

You gotta understand, I’ve worked in the criminal justice field for over 20 years now. I’ve heard of and seen sh.. um, stuff that would blow your mind and make you sleep with the lights on surrounded by guns. I thought I was shock-proof. I was wrong.


21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:36:40 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Alberta's Child

I was taught in the sixth grade by a male teacher, who was a fine guy and knew how to keep the boys in line. This sort of teacher should be encouraged in grade school, where the boys need someone who understands their interests and is a good role model. Married men with kids preferred.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 8:38:10 AM PST by proxy_user
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To: Bubba_Leroy

The description of the crime is bizarre.

Generally, perps like this deal with their victims in a much more personal manner than a bullet to the head. Hopefully, they’ll be able to discover his motives.


23 posted on 02/20/2014 8:39:19 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Bubba_Leroy

How awful!

As much as I hate to say this, I will not be surprised if there have been other victims, or at least “buildup attempts”, until he got bold enough. A normal human being just doesn’t suddenly decide to kidnap and murder someone, much less kidnap a child for purposes I don’t want to even guess at. This guy likely has been a sick mind for a very long time.

RIP to the little girl. Prayers up for her family.


24 posted on 02/20/2014 8:40:02 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: JPG

I believe you’re right.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 8:41:22 AM PST by onedoug
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To: DoodleDawg; Harmless Teddy Bear

It sounds like they’re not sure they’ve found a body. If it’s in many pieces, ick, that would be understandable.


27 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:11 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: from occupied ga

“”””He took everything from that little girl. Let’s hope there is a speedy trial and a speedy execution afterwards””””

How about a speedy execution and then maybe a slower trial at a later date?


28 posted on 02/20/2014 8:42:49 AM PST by shelterguy (at theiur fundraining letters tell me.)
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To: proxy_user

Lucky us, eh?


29 posted on 02/20/2014 8:43:14 AM PST by onedoug
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To: bigbob
can’t wait to see what kind of defense attorney this guy gets...that’s got to be about the worse job in the legal profession, having to defend scumbags just because they are entitled to one.

There are some that love it and take it up as a cause and will do anything to prevent some deserving person from being executed.

For example, I posted this information yesterday. Here in Missouri we've got a guy on death row - Michael Taylor who has been there for 25 years. He raped, tortured, and murdered a 15 year old girl, and it looked as if his time had run out and he's finally up for execution. But his lawyers have found something new to gum up the works. Missouri uses lethal injection and what most people don't realize is that since major pharmaceutical firms won't get their hands dirty in this area, all states depend on small, mom-and-pop companies to prepare and sell the chemicals used in the execution process. Well Taylor's crack legal team have now gone after the company that they believe supplies Missouri with the drugs we use, and basically made it clear that they were prepared to plaster the company name all over the media and, if possible, destroy their business. As a result the state doesn't have the stuff it needs for the execution. Taylor's attornies are in court claiming that whatever phenobarbital the state has must have passed the expiration date and using it might cause undue suffering to Taylor. The governor claims the execution will go on as scheduled but I don't know.

Not a word, you note, about Ann Harrison, his victim. She was 15 when killed. She'd be 40 today.

Lawyers are scum. (Said with aplogies to my lawyer boy friend who really is a sweet guy but sorry honey, facts are facts.)

30 posted on 02/20/2014 8:43:31 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: drunknsage

There is no justice if a man can live out life in prison after murdering a child in cold blood.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 8:44:12 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: Tax-chick
 
... a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found

"suspected body"?

 

Fits right in with the "prowling pickup truck" line.

Jourbalists. Sinking lower and lower every day.

32 posted on 02/20/2014 8:45:56 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Back in the day when we had a justice system, this waste of human flesh would be worm meat by now.


33 posted on 02/20/2014 8:47:35 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Bubba_Leroy

This POS needs a fast track trial and then straight to the rope and hanging tree.


34 posted on 02/20/2014 8:48:43 AM PST by BuffaloJack (Freedom isn't free; nor is it easy. END ALL TOTALITARIAN ACTIVITY NOW.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Some people just need killin’.....................


35 posted on 02/20/2014 8:49:09 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Get rid of him now...not 15 years from now.


36 posted on 02/20/2014 8:49:39 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: mountainlion

No. The animal needs hanging by the state.


37 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:07 AM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Celtic Conservative

I hear what you are saying, but I just feel like even an arsenal doesn’t protect one against whatever the heck was going on here.

I mean maybe we’ll find out the guy is some kind of serial child killer, or had some great animus against this girl for some reason, however crazy that might be.

But right now it seems like he was suddenly possessed by the Devil.

Please understand, I’m not in any way attempting to make an excuse for what this man did.


38 posted on 02/20/2014 8:53:22 AM PST by jocon307
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To: txrefugee
 

Back in the day when we had a justice system, this waste of human flesh would be worm meat by now.

Justice in America is a joke. Along with social order, moral values, responsible governments and most all other aspects of normal society.

Vigilantism. It's just around the corner. What is truly sad is that normal Americans will soon have to take law and order into our own hands. Against our own government.

 

39 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:03 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Tax-chick

... a 10-year-old girl whose suspected body was found

“suspected body”?

My exact reaction...


40 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:11 AM PST by VMI70
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, that whole article reads like a first draft, some pretty clunky constructions in there.


41 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:16 AM PST by jocon307
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To: shelterguy

So you would do away with due process?


42 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:23 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: proxy_user
I was taught in the sixth grade by a male teacher, who was a fine guy and knew how to keep the boys in line. This sort of teacher should be encouraged in grade school, where the boys need someone who understands their interests and is a good role model. Married men with kids preferred.

My oldest son’s best year of elementary school was the 5th grade with a male teacher who later became our district's athletic director. All the boys in the typical estrogen alley elementary school wanted into his class.

43 posted on 02/20/2014 8:55:25 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Ray76

No. The animal needs hanging by the state.

Maybe the principal and school superintendent need to be to be the ones pulling the lever on their friend.


44 posted on 02/20/2014 8:56:14 AM PST by mountainlion
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To: KosmicKitty
My understanding of the timeline was that they arrested this guy within three hours of her abduction.

How the hell can you kill and dismember and put them in bags in that time period.

If that time line is correct he might have had someone else help him.

45 posted on 02/20/2014 8:57:40 AM PST by mware
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To: Empireoftheatom48

This is going to mess up his bid for elective office in any venue, even if he were to run as a Democrat....

But a generation from now, this may be a resume enhancement.


46 posted on 02/20/2014 8:57:42 AM PST by alloysteel (Obamacare - Death and Taxes now available online. One-stop shopping at its best!)
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To: Alberta's Child

Manly men .... raised right, with morals and values, who can distill those same morals/values by good example to their students and who require discipline, respect and accountability make fine teachers. If they’re Marines (once a Marine, always a Marine!) no longer on active duty, who with one steely stare and not a word spoken can make a punk sit down and shut up, so much the better.


47 posted on 02/20/2014 9:00:35 AM PST by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: Tax-chick
"suspected body"?

Nina Golgowski, who wrote the article, did a poor job throughout...

in any case, how devastating, heartbreaking... the world has ended for the Owens family... and the couple that witnessed it--they will be replaying it all over again and again for a long time... especially Carlos Edwards...

48 posted on 02/20/2014 9:01:04 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

I say convict him and turn him loose in the prison yard.


49 posted on 02/20/2014 9:01:33 AM PST by South Dakota (shut up and build a bakken pipe line)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

And some people wonder why mothers no longer allow their children to roam around freely the way we did when we were growing up. Life is sad now. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.


50 posted on 02/20/2014 9:02:29 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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