Suspect in Hailey Owens Murder in Court Today

By KOLR10 News

Published 02/20 2014 11:04AM

Updated 02/21 2014 05:49AM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The man accused of kidnapping and murdering 10 year old Hailey Owen will make his first appearance in Greene County court Friday.

Craig Michael Wood, 45, is scheduled to be arraigned before Judge Dan Imhof at 8:30 am. (corrected)

Wood is charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, and child kidnapping.

Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson says the murder charge can carry the death penalty but it hasn't been decided whether his office will persue that at this time.

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