The parents of a 10 year-old girl who was kidnapped and murdered last month have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her accused killer, according to Courthouse News.
Hailey Owens of Springfield, MO was kidnapped as she was walking home on Feb. 18. Her body was found the next day at Craig Michael Wood’s residence. The cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head, according to the lawsuit. Wood, a substitute teacher and football coach, was arrested and charged with Hailey’s murder.
Hailey’s parents, Stacey Barfield and Marcus Owens, sued Wood in Greene County Circuit Court. They are seeking punitive damages for wrongful death.