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Old 02-25-2012, 03:04 PM
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After Years Of Delays Trial To Begin In Rowan Ford Murder:

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Platte County in the capital murder trial of a man accused of raping and killing nine year-old Rowan Ford in November of 2007. After the jury is selected, they will be sequestered and imported to Phelps County, where the trial was moved on a change of venue.

A mistrial was declared last May after attorney's on both sides could not agree on a jury in Phelps County and the number of potential jurors left to choose from were limited due to many of those called saying they were familiar with the case due to widespread media coverage.


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Old 02-29-2012, 12:32 PM
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:54 PM
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Thank you Joe! May Rowan finally receive justice for the injustices done to her

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Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in Platte County in the capital murder trial of a man accused of raping and killing nine year-old Rowan Ford in November of 2007. After the jury is selected, they will be sequestered and imported to Phelps County, where the trial was moved on a change of venue.

A mistrial was declared last May after attorney's on both sides could not agree on a jury in Phelps County and the number of potential jurors left to choose from were limited due to many of those called saying they were familiar with the case due to widespread media coverage.


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Sometimes it is hard to believe that we as a world moved on from this case. I hope the time has finally come for Rowan to get back some of her dignity.
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Here are some MSM links:

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http://www.neoshodailynews.com/news/...n-murder-trial

http://www.koamtv.com/story/17027289...d-murder-trial
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I am hoping that the trial sheds more light on the member of LE who found her.
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Here is a link to the General Discussion thread which is in Currently Awaiting Trial:

Rowan Ford Thread Here
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Testimony won't start Monday for Christopher Collings' murder trial

ROLLA, Mo. -- A delay in jury selection will prevent attorneys from making their opening statements and start questioning witnesses on Monday in the murder trial of Christopher Collings. Collings is one of two men accused of murdering a girl in Barry County in November 2007.

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Ack, more delays! I am anxious for this trial to start, curious as to how it will play out since there has been no reports of the pre-trial proceedings due to the gag order. I take it David Spears will testify against Collings and vice versa since the trials were severed. I am thinking it will turn in to a he said/he said/he did it/no, he did it fiasco and hopefully not enough reasonable doubt will be raised so both of them can be put in prison and Rowan will have justice. JMO
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:25 PM
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Collings Jury Selection Resumes After Sudden Halt Last Friday

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(Platte County, MO) -- Jury selection resumed Monday for the Ozarks man accused in the death of 9-year-old Rowan Ford.

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Jury is seated, trial starts Monday.

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I'm fairly new here and confused as to why there is more than one thread when the others were merged. Sorry if I posted the trial info on the wrong one earlier this evening.
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A jury has been seated for the capital murder trial of one of the men accused of raping and strangling nine year-old Rowan Ford in November of 2007.

Barry County prosecutor Johnnie Cox says the jury of seven women and five men (there are four alternates) for Christopher Collings' trial were sworn in about 6 this evening (03-09-12.) Opening statements will begin Monday with testimony slated to begin either late Monday or Tuesday.


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Follow the trial here with live updates from the courtroom-

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March 12, 2012
Rowan Ford murder trial underway
By Jeff Lehr
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ROLLA, Mo. — Opening arguments in the Chris Collings trial began this morning after jury selection was completed.

Johnnie Cox, Barry County prosecutor, told jurors that Collings, 37, abducted Rowan Ford, 9, from her home in Stella on Nov. 2, 2007, drove her to his home east of Wheaton in Barry County and sexually assaulted her there.

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I'm having a hard time with the claim CC drank 30 Smirnoff Triple Black's within a few hours then smoked a joint and drove. I asked my husband if he thought that was possible and he said no, he thought he would be passed out if not dead! He said the Smirnoff's (12 oz. I assume) have more alcohol per volume than a beer. I realize CC is a big guy but still...
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We have already had the "twinkie" defense. Now we hae the "Smirnoff" defense. Nice try, but not good enough. AH death penalty bound imo
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We have already had the "twinkie" defense. Now we hae the "Smirnoff" defense. Nice try, but not good enough. AH death penalty bound imo
No kidding. What's next? The excess sugar in jelly bellies made me do it?
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FBI special agent testifies in Collings trial
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ROLLA, Mo. — An FBI special agent testified today that Chris Collings told him three days after the disappearance of Rowan Ford on Nov. 2, 2007, that he thought the girl’s stepfather, his friend David Spears, was involved in the crime.

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I'm having a hard time with the claim CC drank 30 Smirnoff Triple Black's within a few hours then smoked a joint and drove. I asked my husband if he thought that was possible and he said no, he thought he would be passed out if not dead! He said the Smirnoff's (12 oz. I assume) have more alcohol per volume than a beer. I realize CC is a big guy but still...
Not trying to sound dense but what is Smirnoff Triple Black?

In this article http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=616342 it says that he was drinking Smirnoff Ice. I drink that some in the summer time and it's not strong.

Reading about the third person now, made me remember reading about this when it happened. Why aren't they reporting his name?

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ETA: I googled Smirnoff Triple Black. Sorry, I'd never heard of it before.

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For some reason I'm having trouble opening on the link to the news link I usually read on. I can click on every story except the one with
Day Seven: DNA, Fiber Evidence Expected in Collings Murder Trial
Monday, March, 19 2012 @12:20 PM
(Rolla, MO) -- Jurors are learning more about physical evidence in the Christopher Collings murder trial.
http://ozarksfirst.com/news

March 19, 2012
Judge allows autopsy photos in Rowan Ford murder trial
Medical examiner testifies

By Jeff Lehr
Globe Staff Writer

ROLLA, Mo. — The forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy on 9-year old Rowan Ford, four and half years ago, testified Monday at Chris Collings trial on Monday that her body had a number of injuries sustained both before and after her death.

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Not trying to sound dense but what is Smirnoff Triple Black?

In this article http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=616342 it says that he was drinking Smirnoff Ice. I drink that some in the summer time and it's not strong.

Reading about the third person now, made me remember reading about this when it happened. Why aren't they reporting his name?

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ETA: I googled Smirnoff Triple Black. Sorry, I'd never heard of it before.

BBM from the link-
Nathan Mahurin, of Wheaton, also took the stand. He's the alleged third man who was out with Spears and Collings
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Does anyone remember the name of the deputy who was lowered into Fox Cave by Michael Hall? TIA. Oh, and does anyone remember which officer said he was playing a hunch and thought her body would be there? IIRC one of them knew Collings pretty well.
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