Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday hearing set in Rowan Ford murder case

A 1 p.m. Monday hearing is set in Phelps County Circuit Court for Chris Collings, one of two men charged with last November's brutal rape and slaying of nine-year-old Rowan Ford of Stella.

Both Collings and his friend, Rowan Ford's stepfather, David Wesley Spears, are charged with first degree murder and forcible rape. Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty for both men.

Spears' trial will be held in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Both cases were moved from Barry County.

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