Middle school coach on trial in kidnap, rape, killing of girl

A defense attorney doesn’t dispute that a middle-school football coach abducted a 10-year-old Missouri girl in broad daylight in front of witnesses, then raped and killed her.

At issue is whether teacher’s aide Craig Wood deliberated before snatching Hailey Owens, as prosecutors argued Monday during opening statements, or whether it was impulsive, as the defense argues. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Wood’s attorney, Patrick Berrigan, blamed long-suppressed urges and methamphetamine. Charges against Wood include first-degree murder.

Full Article:http://nypost.com/2017/10/30/middle-school-coach-on-trial-in-kidnap-rape-killing-of-girl/

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