Mother of murdered Springfield girl speaks publicly - KMOV.com

Mother of murdered Springfield girl speaks publicly

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By Brendan Marks By Brendan Marks

(KMOV) –The mother of slain Hailey Owens on Thursday talked to the media for the first time since authorities located her daughter’s body in the basement of a Springfield teacher.

Stacey Owens said her 10-year-old daughter was going to see a friend when she was pulled into a vehicle on Tuesday evening in a Springfield neighborhood.

Police say they later found Hailey's body in two trash bags in the home of 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood. 

Wood was charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting death of Owens. He is scheduled to be in court on Friday.

Click the video above to see Stacey Owens' full interview.

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