Man accused of killing 10-year-old Springfield girl wants statements thrown out

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by KMOV.com staff and Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 21 at 7:30 AM

(KMOV) -- Police say Craig Wood, the Springfield, Mo. man accused of kidnapping and killing 10-year-old Haley Owens, is now asking for statements he made to police be thrown out.

According to police, Owens' body was found inside of Wood’s home on Feb. 20, one day after the girl was reported missing.  

Wood, 45, was later charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, and child kidnapping in the case. The murder booking came just hours after police announced they had arrested Wood in Owens' abduction.

Related: Timeline of Hailey Owens’ abduction

The Greene County Medical Examiner said Hailey was killed by a single gunshot wound to the head. Spent .22 caliber shell casings were found in Wood's basement. 

Related: Photos of Craig Wood’s home

Wood’s attorney says Wood asked police many times to stop questioning him so he could consult with an attorney. 

According to court documents, Wood was intoxicated and going through emotional and psychological issues when he was arrested. 

Prosecutors say it is routine in many cases.

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