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Child porn found at coach’s home in girl’s killing

Stacey Owens, kneeling, mother of Hailey Owens, and family members Sara Wells, left, and Teri Nord arrange flowers left by well wishers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from the Springfield, Mo., home. Prosecutors have charged Craig Michael Wood with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action in their girls death. Prosecutors says the fourth-grader’s body was found stuffed in two trash bags inside plastic storage containers in the basement of Wood’s Springfield home. She had been shot in the head. (AP Photo/Alan Scher Zagier)

Stacey Owens, kneeling, mother of Hailey Owens, and family members Sara Wells, left, and Teri Nord arrange flowers left by well wishers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from the Springfield, Mo., home. Prosecutors have charged Craig Michael Wood with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action in their girls death. Prosecutors says the fourth-grader’s body was found stuffed in two trash bags inside plastic storage containers in the basement of Wood’s Springfield home. She had been shot in the head. (AP Photo/Alan Scher Zagier)

Erin Petersen holds a photo of her niece, Hailey Owens, Wednesday Feb. 19, 2014. A middle-school football coach has been jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder in the abduction and death of a 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri, police said Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Christine Temple)

This undated photo provided by Kansas Bureau of Investigation shows 10-year-old Hailey Owens. Amber Alerts were issued late Tuesday Feb. 18, 2014 in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma for Hailey Owens. Police say was abducted around 5 p.m. in Springfield, about 160 miles south of Kansas City. (AP Photo/Kansas Bureau of Investigation)

Stacey Owens, front left, mother of Hailey Owens, is consoled by Sara Wells, left, as family member Teri Nord arranges flowers left by well wishers Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from her Springfield, Mo., home. Prosecutors have charged Craig Michael Wood with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action in their girls death. Prosecutors says the fourth-grader’s body was found stuffed in two trash bags inside plastic storage containers in the basement of Wood’s Springfield home. She had been shot in the head. (AP Photo/Alan Scher Zagier)

Stacey Barfield, mother of Hailey Owens, center, takes a teddy bear from the makeshift memorial Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 near the site where the 10-year-old girl was abducted just blocks from her Springfield, Mo., home. Prosecutors have charged Craig Michael Wood with first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action in their girls death. Prosecutors says the fourth-grader’s body was found stuffed in two trash bags inside plastic storage containers in the basement of Wood’s Springfield home. She had been shot in the head.. (AP Photo/The Springfield News-Leader, Dean Curtis) NO SALES

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police say they have found child pornography at the southwest Missouri home of a middle-school football coach accused in the kidnapping and killing of a 10-year-old girl.

Search warrants released Friday by Springfield police say they found a three-ring binder containing pornographic photos of young children at the home of 45-year-old Craig Michael Wood.

Officers also seized computers, cameras, 15 guns, 30 video recordings and a hat believed to have been worn by fourth-grader Hailey Owens.

Wood is accused of snatching the child as she walked home from her best friend’s house this week. Neighbors said they watched in horror and unsuccessfully gave chase as Hailey was pulled into a pickup truck that quickly sped away.

His public defender said Friday Wood plans to plead not guilty.

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A middle-school football coach accused in the kidnapping and killing of a 10-year-old girl in southwest Missouri plans to plead not guilty, his public defender said in a brief hearing Friday.

Craig Michael Wood, 45, is accused of snatching Hailey Owens as she walked home from her best friend’s house Tuesday evening in Springfield. Neighbors said they watched in horror as Hailey, just two blocks from her home, was pulled into a pickup truck that quickly sped away.

Court records indicate her body was found in Wood’s basement, stuffed into trash bags and plastic containers. Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson said Hailey was shot in the back of the head and had ligature marks on her wrists, suggesting she was tied up.

An autopsy is pending.

At the brief Friday morning arraignment, Public defender Chris Hatley said Wood plans to contest the charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and armed criminal action in the fourth-grader’s death.

Wood appeared via video from the Greene County Jail, where he is being held without bond. He spoke only briefly to answer several questions from the judge. Hailey’s parents, older brother and five other family members also attended.

Assistant prosecutor Todd Myers challenged Wood’s use of a public defender after he said police found evidence of a $1 million trust in Wood’s name.

“I think he can afford his own attorney,” Myers said.

Hatley replied that he appreciated the prosecutor’s concern for Wood’s rights but that “it’s frankly none of his business.”

Circuit Judge Dan Imhof said he would consider the matter. He scheduled a follow-up court appearance in March and a preliminary hearing in April.

Wood was a 16-year football coach at a middle school in Springfield, about 160 miles southeast of Kansas City. He also worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s aide overseeing suspensions.

Police said they found Wood holding duct tape as he left his father’s pickup truck parked outside his home Tuesday night, just hours after Hailey went missing. Court records indicate the floor of the basement where the girl’s body was found was still damp with bleach — presumably used to clean the crime scene.

Patterson has said he would consider seeking the death penalty.

Wood had little criminal history, according

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