Saturday, November 07, 2015

Lawyer: Rowan Ford's killer should be spared because he was drunk

Chris Collings raped and murdered nine-year-old Triway Elementary fourth grader Rowan Ford eight years ago last week, but he and his taxpayer-financed attorney are offering a new reason why he should not receive the death sentence for his crime.

He was too drunk to know what he was doing.

In a 127-page document filed earlier this year, Collings, whose pleas have already been rejected by the U. S. Supreme Court, claims his addiction to alcohol is a disease, should have been brought up by his lawyer at trial, and thus Phelps County Circuit Court Judge John D. Beger should order a new trial.

The alcoholism excuse is one of several offered in the motion for a new trial, including the fact that his co-defendant Rowan Ford's stepfather David Spears had admitted to committing the crimes that put Collings on death row, even though authorities later concluded that Spears did not take part in the murder.


31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hang him....Hang him High!!

Anonymous said...

Oh brother, what these defense attorneys don't come up with! Just imagine how many people would be found not guilty of murder, robberies, drunk driving crashes, rape, etc. if being drunk was a defense!

Anonymous said...

DO NOT GIVE HIM ANOTHER CHANCE. OTHER THAN THE DEATH PENALTY.

Anonymous said...

Shoot him and put him out of our misery! Isn't that what you would do to any other animal with so many "diseases"?

Anonymous said...

thats like saying all drunk drivers who killed should be spared .Gimme a break .

Unknown said...

NO WAY this sick S.O.B needs to be put to death

Anonymous said...

castrate the bastard both of them need to be

Anonymous said...

My niece was bestfriends with Rowan same grade N class just to think it could of been her to ! Put urself in as if it was ur daughter niece sister what would u do !! That no good piece of shit needs to die I wish they would let us take him out in the woulds let the public for whatever we want to him !!! R.I.P Roman!!!

Anonymous said...

He deserves to have his life and future ripped away. They didnt let Rowan have one why should he.... better yet if u let him out bring him back home I KNOW he will get what he deserves!!!!! He hurt too many people to be let loose....where is Rowans justice?????!!!!???

Anonymous said...

Surely this is just another ploy to try and get him off of death row. This is one of the most ridiculous defense arguments that I have heard in a very long time! It won't fly.
He is a sicko and has never had ANY guilt about what he did to that poor child. No remorse whatsoever.
Light him up, gas him, or a firing squad - I don't care which method they use as long as they rid him from mankind.

Michelle Crabb said...

Sick bastard needs killed hell turn him loose and I'll do it. Drunk or not he knew he was wrong. I'm sure that little Angle begged him to stop and he didnt care so why spare his life he didn't hers.

Anonymous said...

Imagine the absolute pain and terror this little girl experienced in her last hours, at the hands of someone she knew no less. We can only hope he experiences at least some small measure of that while he anticipates his execution.

Anonymous said...

Kill the sick piece of shit...he deserves to die for what he done to her...and it makes me sick to know her step-dad is free and living his life...he should die also!!!

Kim said...

He should die the same way he killed her! Im a tax payer and I dont want to pay his attorney anymore. That poor sweet child! May she rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

He really does deserve the death penalty. It just makes me sick that people think that they have to do that kind of stuff to kids.

Anonymous said...

Cut his hands off, brand him with a Star of David on his forehead and dump his sorry ass in the Syrian desert.

Anonymous said...

Advocating for taking another human life no matter their crimes seems wrong..

A lynch mob of cretins said...

The stepfather wasn't guilty of the murder and rape of that little girl -- and yet the Newton County Sheriff's Department coerced a confession from the innocent stepfather and then got him to plead guilty to "hindering" their lawless and amoral prosecution.

Shouldn't knowing abuse of power to destroy lives have the same penalties as what they intended to do against the stepfather? The Bible says so. The penalty for making a false accusation was that the same penalties of death were to apply as to the falsely accused. In fact, when Ahab and Jezebel judicially murdered Naboth and Naboth's family, not only was Ahab's regime destroyed, along with their families, but anyone who sided with that murderous regime was to be destroyed and denied proper burial. So predicted Elijah and after over twenty years so was enabled by Elisha.

Everyone who demanded the blood of an innocent man -- the stepfather -- may they and their families get done unto that which they wished upon the stepfather. Soon enough you all shall get exactly what you all deserve.

Anonymous said...

Just think of it as taking out the trash.

Anonymous said...

not so sure stepdad so innocent he seen what was happening and didn't call for help at that time he hid from the truth how many days so don't shot scripture and try hide the fact he could saved a hell of a lot of hunting and looking the night it happened one freaking call to 911

Anonymous said...

really then why did he not call 911 when he came in on the scene of it happening why did he let the hunt for her go on so many days knowing were and what happen because he was guilty also and yes state as you plz but yes you seem know bible verses but I know my God knows exactly what happen that night to a little 9 yr old girl oh im not saying mother is innocent I personally know she had been told things going on while she was at work and had a safe place for her children but she ignore the advice and thought people were just causing trouble and when your child wants to go sleep in your car in cold weather because they say they don't wanna stay home somethings wrong

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that sweet little girl and I wish I did because I would have tried to do something to help her and I know a lot of people did and it just fell on deaf ears and that is what hurts the most. It really upset me for a long time that something like that happened to a child. My kids are grown but that could have been my child. I feel the mother is quilty because she did not do anything to help her daughter and yes I feel the step dad is also quilty for not calling for help and taking his step daughter around that sick bastard. I do hope he gets put to death and goes straight to hell where he belongs. The mother and step dad will see there day God will make sure of that. I love that little girl even tho I didn't know her. I know she is an angel in heaven. I put flowers on her grave when I go over there.

Anonymous said...

The same thing should be done to both of them for what they put that sweet innocent child through an then they should let the mother finish them off

Anonymous said...

I think they all should endure what sweet baby girl went through i also agree with you I believe the mother knew something and is just as much to blame and I drive by the spot where she was dumped all the time and I think about how scared she must have been.

serena said...

He knew exactly what they were doing...otherwise she would still be alive..this lil girls story afected me something awfull when i learned about it. And i had to grow up thru sexual abuse..i remember very well when this happen and will never forget..when i mentioned this story at work and mentioned i was very lucky i lived thru what i had to go thru as a child..it made me realize how lucky i was and remembered crying about it at work and. I was called into the office about it and was asked not to talk about it anymore because it was disturbing others...just sick and wrong!! God bless lil Rowand!!

Melinda Bowling said...

Saying that u are too drunk to hear a little girl scream telling u to stop is bullshit.that little girl was my best friend and there is bit a day that goes by that I don't remember the sound of the announcement saying that she was gone. You deserve to die the way that you did to her but ten times much more painful . I hope that u burn in he'll. The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that I will see her again and knowing that she is my garden angle RIP sis tell we meat again I Miss u to the moon and back rip don't worry they will get what they deserve

Melinda Bowling said...

She was my boyfriend and being to drunk to notice that she was screaming daddy don't don't do this is bullshit. She was only nine years old u sick and perverted men you deserve to die and go through everything that u put her though and may your souls rought in he'll and rip sis tell I see u again the only thing that keeps me going is that I will meet her in the gates of haven there is not a day that doesn't go.by that i don't remember hearing the announcement saying that she was gone that was the hardest things that I have ever been through but paintbrush she is my garden angle keeps my head up and me going and doing something with my live just for her Rip Rowan

Anonymous said...

My name is Jessica Alexander I spent five months becide these people in the barry county jail. In barry county u have to segregate the offenders of this nature from the other men because of obvious reasons an for some reason probably lack of space they put them becide the females Chris is your poster child for a crime such as this he liked to try to control all of us females like to holler to the guards he would only help if u would participate in his way or no way kind of behavior like he wanted us to touch his hand on the way out the door all around creep he was even caught layin on the floor lookin thru the cell cracks to stare at the bathroom that the correctional officers used an he would flat out tell u what everyones ass looked like who worked there till he was caught an forced to move cells an David well David didn't do this crime how do I know ?? He was put thru every type of harassment possible even from my self u see I couldn't help but pop off snied remarks to a couple of chomos right but he never responded he was the most polite wonderful little person always willing to help us girls on my sons birthday I had nothing to send he gave me little truck pictures his mom had sent him so I could send them to my boy he didn't call the law so u should see Chris before u judge he was like six four horrible lookin scary an he walked in on a murder wtf ...anyone wouldn't of known what to do especially david he reminded me of killin a mockingbird that I know I r shure in my five months there they got there guy an I hope an pray that David after the five years in barry county an the seven hr has to do in prision for just bein there present to see the most horrific deal possible can get out an have a normal life I believe in u David an I aint affraid to say so ..... Chris u deserve to get all the wrath god an the state of Missouri gives u.. U are sick in every way ... An none of us girls were fooled by your wolf in sheep's clothing behavior ...David u did more than prove yourself an im so sorry for the loss rowans mom she was probably a amazing little girl but David didn't do this his behavior set him free

skip white said...

i was the coroner at the time that attended the autopsy on this little girl the thing that is wrong with this country after finding him guilty they should castrate him then hang him the next day and by the way this shit head called david is just as guilty

420 said...

Amen Skip White. They both are guilty. My son went to school with her and was hurt when she passed away he wouldnt go back to that school after that. He was always there for her. To this day if it comes on the news he leaves the room. The mother is not inocient either in my eyes. The little girl had creied out for help before and nothing came about it. So please every one if you suspect or see or thing a child is in danger don't hush up about it or be scared to come forward and get them the help they need. Chris Collins was well known and to hear people say they couldn't believe he done it our crazy as he is in my eyes. And David Spears need the death penalty just like Chris does. It had not only hurt the little town of Stella but it had hurt and emotionally hurt the other children in little Rowens class. Pray for them children in her class and school mates and the ones that were close to her too. I pray they all get what they deserve.

A lynch mob of cretins II said...

With the exception of the female inmate who knew both this Chris Collins and the stepfather David Spears and vouches for the decency of the stepfather, pretty much everyone else supports the persecution and death and destruction of the innocent.

No one supports Chris Collins. But the blood of the guilty is enough. What sort of "coroner" finds guilt in those not committing the murder upon the corpse? This "coroner" disgraces his position of trust in elevating his wants above the facts! You little mini-Molechs won't be happy with only the blood of the guilty, but use this to drink the blood of the innocent as well and yelp for more.

The case was broken by the patient work of a Barry County police man who treated Collins with decency and got a full unextorted confession. Contrast that with the torture of the innocent by the corrupt Newton County Sheriff and the determination by the prosecutor to cover up their crimes, deserving death under God's Law to coerce a plea from the stepfather.

We all know why Sodom was destroyed by God. If you read the Book of Jasher you find out that the City of Gomorrah was full of people just like you, who tried to cheat through judicial process Abraham's servant and murdered one of Lot's righteous daughters for assisting that servant. So likewise unto Stella in particular and Newton County in general be as Gomorrah and the other three Cities of the Plain or God owes Gomorrah an apology for being a respecter of evildoers acting under color of law.

Please God, with the exception of the jailed penitent sinner, let everyone else who loves evil be as the dross and may they and their children suffer the Curse of Jeremiah Chapter 16. May they all die grevious deaths and lie unburied, with their entire families, for they all walk every one in the imagination of their own evil hearts for they love evil and the shedding of innocent blood. They claim to love the child yet they hate the child's parents and want them destroyed as well. They claim they love the baby, yet they crucify the man.

There is nothing good in the sick and vicious minds of well over 90% of the population. They will get exactly what they deserve come hard times, for they know not God nor Law except for the penitent sinner above. No mercy for them.