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Coach accused in girl's murder to face judge
MISSOURI (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A middle-school football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old Missouri girl is expected in court Friday.
45-year-old Craig Wood is facing several charges including first-degree murder and kidnapping for the shooting death of fourth-grader Hailey Owens.
Springfield police say Wood grabbed the girl off the street while she was walking home from a friend's house just a few blocks away.
Her body was found in his basement.
Thousands are expected to attend a downtown candlelight vigil in her honor Saturday night.