Two Charged in Missouri Girl's Death
Two men were charged with the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in Cassville, MO Saturday.
The young girl's stepfather, David Spears and his friend, Chris Collings were each charged with one count of first degree murder, forcible rape and statutory rape.
The girl's body was found in a cave 10 mi south of her home in Stella, MO. She lived with her mother and Spears.
She went missing last weekend which prompted an extensive search that included officers from surrounding counties and 50 FBI agents and specialists.
Collings confessed to authorities on Friday that he and Spears had both raped the girl before one of them strangled her with a cord.
The affidavit reports that the two men took the girl from her home to a camping trailer where Collings lives.
It was not certain whether the two men had lawyers yet.