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    When Anglo-Mestizo Inbreds Attack Baby Anglo-Mestizos -- The Rowan Ford Trial


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    Here in Southwest Missery we have a largely anglo-mestizo popjewlation living in rural poverty as inbreds. And anglo-mestizo inbreds have no problem with getting theyz' pussy when or as they can get it, whatever, however.

    Combine this with a crooked anglo-mestizo piglice farce, you have Mexico and Brazil with snow.

    This thread is devoted to the interaction of anglo-mestizo sexual predators and anglo-mestizo piglice all pretending to a Puritan whigger morality and the attendant lies and imbecility resulting therein.

    Of course if you are White and have White grandchildren, your babies will be stolen and sold to whiggers and perverts by these crooked lawyers, judges and piglice and you will be charged with doing their usual sins. I got to see the process up close and personal, and what these mamzers do shouldn't be any mystery to those who will listen.

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    Collings’ trial begins
    Is accused in rape, murder of Stella girl


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    By Staff Reports
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    Posted Mar 13, 2012 @ 07:02 AM

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    Christopher Collings
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    Rolla, Mo. — Jury selection has been completed and the trial is underway for Christopher L. Collings, 37 of Wheaton, who is accused in the 2007 kidnap, rape and murder of 9-year-old Stella girl, Rowan Ford.

    Jury members were selected from a panel of about 500 residents in Platte County, located north of Kansas City, then bused to the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla to ensure a fair trial in the case. Last May, a mistrial was declared after attorneys for both the state and the defense could not agree on a jury in Phelps County.

    The 16-person jury is made up of seven women, five men and four alternates.

    Jurors began hearing opening arguments around 10:30 a.m. Monday morning, starting with Johnnie Cox, Barry County prosecutor.

    According to media reports, Cox told jurors he would seek a first-degree murder charge against Collings.

    Jurors then heard from Janice Zembles, an attorney from the state public defender’s office. She told jurors she plans to seek a second-degree murder charge, based not on intent, but on Collings’ state of mind at the time of the incident. Media reports indicate Collings has said in previous statements that he had been drinking heavily and had smoked marijuana in the hours prior to the incident.

    The body of Rowan Ford was discovered in a sinkhole near Mike’s Creek in eastern McDonald County nearly a week after the 9-year-old girl was reported missing from her Stella home.

    Collings and David Spears, Ford’s stepfather at the time, are charged in the death.

    Ford’s mother, Colleen Munson, took the witness stand Monday morning. Jurors also heard from Nathan Mahurin, who is reported to have been with Collings and Spears the night of Ford’s disappearance.

    Monday’s session recessed with the questioning of Newton County Chief Deputy Chris Jennings.

    The trial was set to reconvene at 8:30 a.m. this morning.

    Spears is set to go to trial late this year in Pulaski County, where it was moved on a change of venue. Jury selection will be held Nov. 5, with pre-trial conferences slated for April 2, Aug. 27 and Sept. 26.


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    Default Rowan Ford murder trial underway

    Rowan Ford murder trial underway


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    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.

    Cox said Collings, who had lived at the girl’s home for a period that year and was familiar to her, was concerned that she not be able to recognize him as her assailant.

    Cox said the girl had been asleep on the drive to Collings’ home and did not wake up until she had clothing removed from the lower half of her body and he began sexually assaulting her. The assault took place in the dark inside his trailer home, said the prosecutor. Cox told jurors that when Collings had finished assaulting her, he took the girl and started guiding her out of the house ahead of him so she could not see his face. But Collings told investigators in a series of confessions on Nov. 9, 2007, that the girl caught a glimpse of him while they were leaving and he decided that he would have to kill her. Cox told jurors that Collings then grabbed a piece of cord and put it around her neck and began strangling her.

    He said Collings told investigators that he then took the girl, drove about with her body in his truck before finally taking her to a sink hole in McDonald County known as Fox Cave and leaving her body there.

    Janice Zembles, an attorney with the capital murder team with the state public defender’s office, told jurors that the issue at this trial will not be who killed Rowan Ford, that is not what is in question. She acknowledged that her client made four separate statements to investigators acknowledging his involvement with the crime, “We’re arguing about what his state of mind was. She said the defense is seeking a verdict of second-degree murder for Collings.

    The panel of 16 jurors consists of 11 women and five men all from Platte County. Four are alternate jurors.


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    Rowan Ford rape, slaying trial opens
    Defense says defendant’s state of mind at issue

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    ROLLA, Mo. — Chris Collings was afraid Rowan Ford recognized him as her rapist.

    The 9-year-old girl who knew him as “Uncle Chris” had been asleep when he snatched her from her home in Stella, and she never awakened in his truck on their way to his place east of Wheaton.

    Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox told a jury Monday during opening statements at Collings’ trial in Phelps County that the defendant admitted to investigators the girl did not wake up until he had removed the clothes from her lower body and had begun sexually assaulting her inside his trailer home.

    He had left it dark inside his place to prevent her from knowing who he was, and after raping her, he had guided her out the door ahead of him, still trying to keep her from seeing his face.

    But he failed, and she caught “a glimpse” of him, Cox said. So he grabbed a piece of cord and slipped it around her neck, the prosecutor said.

    “He kept holding that tight around her throat ... until she died,” Cox said.

    The prosecutor’s account of the defendant’s alleged confession to the rape and murder of the girl on Nov. 2, 2007, and the testimony of her mother highlighted the first day of the trial in Rolla.

    Collings, 37, is being tried on charges of forcible and statutory rape, and first-degree murder. The state is seeking the death penalty. A jury was selected over the past two weeks in Platte County, north of Kansas City, and is being sequestered in Rolla for the duration of the trial, which could take two to three weeks.

    Janice Zembles, an attorney with the state public defender’s office who is representing Collings, told jurors that who killed Rowan Ford is not at issue. She acknowledged that her client admitted to the crime in four statements he provided investigators.

    “We’re arguing about what his state of mind was,” she told the jury.

    She said Collings repeatedly told investigators that he “freaked out” that night and does not know why he did what he did. She said jurors will hear testimony about how much alcohol he drank that night and how he had smoked marijuana.

    Zembles said that while “remorse is not a defense to a crime,” there will be evidence that Collings felt a great deal of remorse about what happened, as well as confusion. She said that in the end, the defense will be asking the jury to find him guilty of second-degree murder instead of capital murder.

    The Ford girl’s mother, Colleen Munson, formerly Colleen Spears, was the first witness to take the stand for the state. She told the court that she married David Spears, Rowan’s stepfather, in 2004, and that they had been living in Stella for a couple of years before her daughter’s death.

    She said Spears and Collings had been friends for years, and that Collings stayed at their house for a few weeks earlier in 2007. He slept in the basement, she said. He later moved to property his father owned east of Wheaton.

    The night in question, she went to work between 8:30 and 9 p.m. Spears, Collings and a another one of her husband’s friends, Nathan Mahurin, were there playing pool and drinking. She said Rowan came down from her bedroom, gave her a hug and a kiss, and told her she loved her as she was leaving.

    It was the last time she saw her daughter alive.

    She said that when she returned home the next morning, Spears was asleep on their couch, but Rowan was nowhere to be found. She woke her husband up and asked where the girl was, and he said he thought she had gone to a friend’s house, but he did not know which friend.

    She said that as the day progressed and she became more concerned, Spears wouldn’t let her call for help or walk the streets of Stella looking for her daughter. She said he gave her the impression that he had called for help before he actually did late in the afternoon of Nov. 3. Deputies did not show up at their house until it was almost dark, she said.

    She said that when she later learned from investigators that Spears had left Rowan alone in the house that night to go out with Collings and Mahurin, she stopped having anything more to do with her husband. He moved out before he ever confessed to involvement in the girl’s murder, and she later divorced him.

    Munson said that two days after her daughter’s disappearance, while law enforcement was still looking for her, Collings came to see her in Stella.

    “He asked what was going on and what he could do to help,” she said.

    He told her that he had just been questioned by a Newton County Sheriff’s Department investigator at the cafe in Wheaton.

    “He said he was going to go out and see if he could help find Rowan,” she said.

    Spears, who is facing the same charges as Collings, is scheduled to go to trial in November in Pulaski County. Jurors will be chosen in Clay County and taken to Waynesville for that trial.

    According to opening statements by both the prosecution and the defense, Collings never implicated Spears in his statements to investigators.

    Zembles said that even when investigators told him that Spears had admitted his involvement, Collings stuck to the claim that he acted alone.

    “Chris Collings continues to tell them: ‘I don’t know. I don’t know why David Spears is saying that because I was the only one involved,’” she said.

    Resumption

    TESTIMONY is to continue this morning at the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla.



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    Neosho, Mo. — Photographs of Rowan Ford’s body were entered into evidence as three FBI agents took the stand Wednesday in Rolla in the capital murder trial of Christopher Collings.

    Collings and another man, David Spears, are accused of raping and killing 9-year-old Rowan Ford in November 2007, then dumping her body down a McDonald County sinkhole.

    First to testify Wednesday morning at the Phelps County Courthouse was Robert Stuart, special agent with the FBI’s Kansas City office. Stuart, a special counsel for the FBI, is also a photographer for the bureau.

    Stuart testified about photos he had taken of Ford’s body inside Fox Cave, a sinkhole located near Powell in eastern McDonald County. The body was clad in a shirt and a single sock.

    Looking at one of his photographs, Stuart said he noticed tissue damage and blood in the girl’s nether regions, as well as a ligature mark on her neck and tissue damage on her left leg. He testified that the body was photographed before it was removed from the pit, as “once the body gets moved, the evidence could change.”

    Despite objections from defense counsel Jan Zembels, the photographs were allowed into evidence by Judge Mary Sheffield. Jurors saw the photos via PowerPoint.

    Stuart’s testimony lasted all morning. After the court reconvened from a lunch recess, testimony continued, this time focusing on photos of Collings’ white Dodge Ram pickup, a 50-gallon barrel that had been converted into a stove, and pictures of a Chevrolet Suburban that were taken at the Newton County Sheriff’s Department.

    At about 2:20 p.m. Chedric Maggart, FBI administration specialist and associate member of the evidence response team, took the stand. Maggard testified that he and other law agents at the scene pulled Ford’s body — encased in a body bag — out of the pit with a rope.

    He testified he then went to Collings’ home in Wheaton, where he was assigned to collect material out of a burn barrel. This included either a nylon or fiberglas string, which was allowed into evidence.

    The third agent taking the stand Wednesday was Tricia Gentry, a former evidence technician for the FBI. Gentry answered questions about how the evidence was bagged up, sent to the FBI’s lab at Quantico, Va., for processing. Included in evidence was another nylon string and other items collected from Collings’ truck.

    The court then adjourned, with testimony to continue today.


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    Default Rowan Ford case jury hears FBI agent testify of contradictory statement

    Rowan Ford case jury hears FBI agent testify of contradictory statement

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    ROLLA, Mo. — An FBI agent testified Tuesday that Chris Collings told him three days after Rowan Ford disappeared the night of Nov. 2, 2007, that he thought the girl’s stepfather, David Spears, may have had something to do with the crime.

    Special Agent James “Benny” Stinnett Jr. took the witness stand on the second day of the 37-year-old Collings’ trial on charges that he raped and killed the 9-year-old Stella girl.

    Stinnett said he encountered Collings and the girl’s mother at her home the night of Nov. 5, 2007, and he asked Collings to sit in his vehicle and talk to him. At that point, investigators knew that Collings, the girl’s stepfather, and Nathan Mahurin, another friend of the stepfather, were the last people to have seen the missing girl.

    Collings told Stinnett that he’d known David Spears for 10 years and that he’d lived in the basement of the family’s home for “about three or four months” earlier that year but was no longer staying there. Collings was close enough to the family that Rowan was in the habit of referring to him as “Uncle Chris,” the agent said.

    “He had baby-sat her a couple of times for the Spearses,” Stinnett said. “He had helped her with her homework.”

    The agent also discussed with Collings what he, Spears and Mahurin had done the night in question, how much alcohol they had consumed and how they left the girl alone at her home to go get alcohol and to go to Collings’ place and smoke marijuana.

    Collings reportedly told Stinnett that he was “pretty drunk” and stayed at his place when Mahurin and Spears left to go back to Stella. He told the agent that he needed to get some sleep because his family planned to disperse his deceased mother’s estate the next day.

    Stinnett told the court that Collings acknowledged having heard about the girl’s disappearance the morning of Nov. 4 and speaking with David Spears about it. He told the agent he asked Spears what he had done and where he went after leaving his place near Wheaton.

    Stinnett said Collings told him that he thought Spears might have had something to do with Rowan turning up missing. The agent said he asked Collings if he would be willing to wear a wire to help them determine if that were true, and Collings said he would.

    The agent said it never came to that. Investigators never had him wear a wire. But Collings also suggested a couple of locations where he thought Spears might have taken the girl. The agent said those suggested locations were at Longview in McDonald County and at Jolly Mill park in Newton County.

    Stinnett’s account of Collings’ initial willingness to implicate David Spears in the crime contrasts sharply with the self-incriminating statements he allegedly made four days later on Nov. 9 when the girl’s body was found at the bottom of a cave in McDonald County.

    In each of four statements Collings provided investigators on that day, he insisted that he had acted alone in abducting the girl, taking her to his home and sexually assaulting her, and then strangling her with a cord and disposing of her body in the cave. He denied that Spears was involved even when told by investigators that Spears also allegedly confessed.

    Prosecutors Elizabeth Bock, an assistant attorney general, and Johnnie Cox, the Barry County prosecuting attorney, also called witnesses to testify Tuesday about the discovery of the girl’s body in the cave.

    Michael Hall, a former lieutenant in the McDonald County Sheriff’s Department, told how he and former Deputy Jacob Boles went to Fox Cave the morning of Nov. 9. The search for the girl had extended into McDonald County the previous day and there had been discussion among officers of the need to check out the cave, Hall said.

    He met Boles and his wife there with flashlights and ropes and Boles lowered himself part way into the sinkhole to look.

    “The color drained from his face when he looked back up at me,” Hall recalled in court.

    He said they immediately notified the Newton County sheriff that they’d found the missing girl and began securing the area.

    Andrew Alvey, senior leader of the evidence response team at the FBI division in Kansas City, testified about the processing of the crime scene in the cave. Near the start of his testimony, the prosecution entered into evidence a photo of the girl’s body as it was found at the bottom of the cave, nude from the waist down except for one sock.

    The sight of the photo displayed electronically on a large screen for the benefit of the jury proved overwhelming for the girl’s mother, Colleen Munson, who was present in the courtroom. As she put her hand over her mouth, stood up and walked out, Collings turned in his chair and watched her leave.

    Collings’ attorney, Janice Zembles, promptly requested a sidebar with prosecutors and Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield before Alvey’s testimony was allowed to resume. The case is being heard in Phelps County Circuit Court in Rolla on a change of venue from Barry County.

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    “It appeared that there was a mark around her neck that, in my experience, was consistent with some sort of ligature,” FBI Special Agent Andrew Alvey testified Tuesday at Chris Collings trial.


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    ‘Facial trauma’ cited in Rowan Ford case
    Jury sees numerous photos of body, defendant’s property

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    March 14, 2012


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    ROLLA, Mo. — Besides ligature marks on her neck, Rowan Ford’s body showed “significant facial trauma” and other injuries, an FBI agent testified Wednesday.

    The testimony of Robert Stuart, a photographer for the evidence response team in the bureau’s Kansas City office at the time of the 9-year-old Stella girl’s rape and murder in 2007, was used by prosecutors to introduce a number of photographs into evidence on the third day of the Chris Collings trial in Phelps County Circuit Court in Rolla. The trial was moved to Rolla on a change of venue from Collings’ home county of Barry. Testimony will continue today.

    Stuart took numerous photographs of the crime scene at the bottom of the cave in McDonald County where the girl’s body was recovered, and of Collings’ property east of Wheaton in Barry County, where her rape and murder allegedly took place.

    Collings, 37, is charged with forcible and statutory rape and first-degree murder. He could be assessed the death penalty if convicted of the latter charge.

    State public defender Janice Zembles indicated during opening statements on Monday that the defense intends to argue that their client’s state of mind at the time of the crime did not permit the premeditation or deliberation required for a capital-murder conviction.

    Prosecutors Johnnie Cox and Elizabeth Bock spent the third day of the trial getting numerous photos and various materials admitted as evidence.

    Some of the photos taken by Stuart showed the girl’s body at the bottom of the cave, which a prior witness estimated to be about 20 feet below ground surface. Stuart said the floor of the cave is conical, with the highest point being only about 10 to 15 feet below ground.

    The body was lying in leaves and other debris beneath a rock overhang near the bottom of the lowest point of the sloping floor. There was a branch from a tree next to the body.

    Her face appeared bloodied about the mouth and nose and her left knee showed what appeared to be a deep-tissue cut. No testimony has been offered as yet as to how those injuries were caused.

    Similarly, the full relevance of many of the photos Stuart took of several buildings, vehicles and other items on Collings’ property remains to be established by testimony.

    Cox said in opening statements that investigators believe Collings abducted the girl from her home in Stella and drove her to his place in his pickup truck. The prosecutor said the defendant sexually assaulted her inside as camper trailer and then strangled her with a piece of cord out of fear that she had seen his face and recognized him.

    The prosecutor said Collings told investigators that he then disposed of her body in the cave and burned evidence at his property, including some clothes and the mattress on which the rape took place.

    Among the photos Stuart took were ones showing a set of box springs with no mattress inside the camper trailer, a depleted spool for cord in the back of a silver pickup truck parked on the property, an outdoor wood-burning stove fashioned from a 55-gallon drum and another 55-gallon drum inside a shed that apparently had been used for burning.

    Other photos admitted into evidence Wednesday showed a burn pile behind a dilapidated trailer home on the property and a piece of cord found in the burn pile.

    That piece of cord became a bit of an issue during testimony in the afternoon by Chedrick Maggart, an administrative specialist with the FBI and a member of the evidence response team that collected material on Collings’ property the day the girl’s body was found.

    Maggart was testifying as to the chain of custody of various items the prosecution was introducing into evidence when the opening of an envelope believed to contain the piece of cord found in the burn pile produced a surprise.

    Instead of the cord, a canister and a smaller envelope fell out. That caused Cox to interrupt his examination of Maggart and to seek a consultation with defense counsel and the judge. Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield had the jury removed from the courtroom prior to speaking with the attorneys, at first in her chambers and later back on record in the absence of the jury.

    The canister contained what was marked as “clear fiber glass strands/debris” and the envelope a DNA swab presumably taken from those strands. Cox explained on record that Maggart could not testify as to the chain of custody of those two items since he had not put them in the bag.

    He said the cord had been examined by Missouri State Highway Patrol crime lab technicians at the request of attorneys for David Spears, Ford’s stepfather, who is also charged with her rape and murder. He indicated that he would wait until the state crime lab examiners are called as witnesses before having them opened.

    The prosecutor said the state has no evidence to tie that particular piece of cord to the girl’s murder, only that there was a piece of cord found in the burn pile.

    Charles Moreland, co-counsel for Collings, objected to admission of the contents into evidence. He pointed out that in a pretrial deposition the state patrol evidence examiner said the bag did not contain a cord , just “clear fiber glass strands.” Moreland argued that admitting the items could be prejudicial to his client in that the jury was being led to infer there was nylon cord found in the burn pile.

    Cox pointed out that the photos show an apparently intact cord.

    The judge ordered that the canister be admitted into evidence over the objection of the defense and in light of a pretrial stipulation between the prosecution and the defense as to the laying of foundation for evidence.

    Jury makeup

    The jury, members of which are from Platte County, are being sequestered at night. The panel consists of seven women and five men. Four alternates, all women, also are hearing the case.


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    Posted Mar 16, 2012 @ 04:50 PM

    Neosho, Mo. — Two videotaped confessions were played for jurors Friday in the Christopher Collings capital murder trial, currently being held at the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla.

    Collings and another man, David Spears, are accused of raping and killing 9-year-old Rowan Ford of Stella in November 2007. Ford was Spears’ stepdaughter.

    Jurors also heard testimony from two law enforcement officers: Clint Clark, Wheaton police chief; and McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson, who was a detective with the Barry County Sheriff’s Department at the time. On Thursday, Clark recalled Collings’ confession, including graphic details of how he kidnapped and raped the girl before strangling her with a loop of cord. On Friday, Clark reiterated that testimony in about an hour of questioning from the defense.

    According to live Twitter feeds provided by KSPR-TV of Springfield, Evenson told of questioning Collings at the Barry County Sheriff’s Office in Cassville.

    A video of Collings’ confession was then played for jurors. Collings described how he, Spears and another man had been partying, first at the Spears’ home, then later at his own travel trailer, where the group smoked a large joint.

    Collings said Spears and the other man, Nathan Mahurin, left to backroad a bit before Mahurin dropped Spears off at his home. Collings said he then hurried to beat Spears back to his home, where Rowan Ford lay sleeping wrapped in a blanket on the floor.

    “I picked her up, carried her to the truck, put her in the seat and headed back to my house,” Collings said on the tape.

    At that point, Collings told authorities he lowered the lower portion of the girl’s clothing and had sex with her.

    “It lasted about four [or] five minutes,” he said. “It was over before I even realized it had started.”

    Collins then told investigators he led Rowan outside by the arm. He said the girl turned around and looked at him.

    “I started thinking ‘Oh my God, she knows who I am,’ ” he said. “There was a cord laying on the truck right beside me. I just grabbed it. I wrapped it around her neck and started pulling really hard until she quit moving.”

    He said he then put the girl’s body in the bed of his truck and then took off, driving toward Muncie Chapel, located on Route U near Rocky Comfort. He followed the highway until it forked, then went right past Fox Cemetery to Fox Cave, a sinkhole located near Powell. There, he said, he tossed the body in and tried to cover the hole with leaves, but it was too large.

    “I got back in my truck and headed back to my house,” he said. “[I] flipped the light on and noticed there was blood on the mattress and on my clothes. I said ‘Oh [expletive deleted], then I took my cloths and took them to the stove in the front yard there.”

    He said he rook the mattress and rolled it up to burn it, but thought it was going to give off a bright light. He then took it to the calf barn on the property.

    In the video, Clark asked Collings if he had told anyone what he had told investigators that day. In reply, he said “I had not told anyone until I had told you.”

    However, in the second videotape, an unidentified detective tells Collings that Spears has confessed to the murder, describing incidents in nearly the same detail as Collings.

    “He’s telling the story that’s so much like you …, but he’s putting himself in the story with you in it. He’s saying he was there,” Evenson is heard saying on the tape.

    “Like I said, I was there by myself,” Collings said.

    ‘If you know you’re screwed anyway,” the unidentified detective started, to which Collings interjected “It’s not going to change things.”

    “He’s saying he watched you do that stuff to his daughter, described what you used to strangle her,” the detective can be heard saying.

    “Oh God. This is weird how he would be … Now I know he wasn’t there. Oh my God.” Laughing, Collings added “Why would an innocent man confess? That makes no sense to me.”

    “That’s what we’re asking,” Evenson said. “The only way it could be the same is if you both were there or if you had a story set up between the two of you. See what I mean?”

    Collings concurred he did, but insisted the only people present were he and Rowan Ford.

    Spears allegedly told investigators in Newton County he went in the home and found Rowan missing, then called his mother to borrow her car. He told authorities he then drove to Collings’ home, where he found Collings in the process of raping the girl. He told authorities he also raped her, then the two killed her and dumped her body in the sinkhole.

    “When I worked other cases before, I would trust the confession 10 times more of someone who said more than one did it rather than someone who said ‘It’s just me.’ ” Evenson said. “Sometimes people tell me a portion of the truth to begin with, and it’s so hard for them to change. I won’t think any worse of you if you just tell me David was there.”

    Collings insisted Spears was not involved. Shortly afterward, Clark enters the room and announces Spears had confessed.

    “I wouldn’t do that for David or for anyone else. If he was there, I’d tell you,” Collings said.

    “It’s not going to make anything any heavier, it’s not going to make anything any lighter.”

    “I don’t know what to tell you because he wasn’t there at my house that night,” Collings replied.

    Clark briefly left the interrogation room, then came back.

    “You’re telling me you acted alone, is that right? Then why in the name of God is he over there telling us … What kind of hold has he got on you?” Clark asked. “I can’t understand what kind of a hold he would have on you?”

    “I’m not covering for anyone, Clint,” Collings replied.

    Testimony was continuing this afternoon. More on that testimony, as well as that taking place on Saturday, will be featured online and in Sunday’s print edition.


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    ROLLA, Mo. — Chris Collings initially thought he would throw Rowan Ford’s body off the Muncie Bridge before deciding instead to dispose of her at Fox Cave in McDonald County, the Wheaton police chief testified today.

    Police Chief Clint Clark was called as a prosecution witness on the fourth day of the trial in Rolla.

    Clark told the court how Collings sought him out in the days following the 9-year-old Stella girl’s disappearance, and how he gradually broke down and confessed to Clark on the day her body was recovered.

    Clark said Collings finally confessed to him in detail at the Muncie Bridge where the two had gone to have a private talk together. The details included how he abducted the girl from her home while she was sleeping and took her to a camper-trailer on his property and raped her.

    Collings, 37, told Clark how in the aftermath of the sexual assault he had tried to lead her out of his place with the intention of taking her back to her home. But the girl turned and looked at him and Collings feared she would be able to identify him. He decided then that he had to kill her.

    After strangling her with a piece of cord he grabbed off a spool in the back of one of his trucks, he told Clark he decided he would throw her into the creek off the bridge a short distance from his home. He became concerned that someone would find her and decided instead to take her to the cave in McDonald County.

    A videotaped interview of Collings made later that same day in which he confessed to Clark is expected to be played this afternoon at the trial.


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    Defense in Rowan Ford case still to conduct cross-examination

    By Jeff Lehr
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    ROLLA, Mo. — The day Rowan Ford’s body was hoisted out of a hole in the ground in McDonald County, Chris Collings again went looking for Clint Clark.

    Collings had been catching the Wheaton police chief’s ear almost every day that week, telling Clark about his various contacts with Newton County sheriff’s deputies and the FBI in their search for the missing 9-year-old girl.

    Clark has known Collings since he was a boy. He knew something was troubling Collings about the girl’s disappearance, and on Nov. 9, 2007, he seemed “really upset and emotional,” Clark told the jury Thursday in the fourth day of Collings’ trial in Rolla.

    After going over his Miranda rights with him for the second time that week, Clark sat Collings down in his office and told him: “Son, it’s over. We found Rowan’s body this morning.”

    Clark testified that he told Collings he knew something was weighing on his heart, and that he couldn’t live with it any longer and he needed to get it out. Clark told the court that what he had been thinking up to that point was that Collings knew something about what David Spears, the girl’s stepfather, had done to her. He told Collings: “You need to tell me what David (had) done did with Rowan.”

    Clark was taken aback by the look of “surprise” that Collings gave him, he told the court. Just then the town’s fire chief happened to walk in, saw that he was talking to Collings and went back out. Collings told Clark that he couldn’t talk to him there, that there were too many people around. They decided to take a ride out to Muncie Bridge to talk.

    Once they got to the bridge and got out of Clark’s patrol car to sit down and talk, Collings put both his hands out to be handcuffed, commenting that what he was about to tell the police chief would necessitate his arrest.

    Clark declined and sat down with him, suggesting that Collings start his account with when he and Spears got off work a week earlier on Nov. 2.

    The two friends had been working on the Bobby Brown farm, helping build a barn. Collings told Clark that Nathan Mahurin had come by as they were getting off work. They were going to buy some alcohol and go shoot pool at Spears’ place in Stella.

    But first they went to pick up a goat that Collings bought from another man. Spears held the goat in his lap in the cab of Collings’ truck, and Mahurin followed them in his car to Collings’ father’s property southeast of Wheaton. After penning the goat there, they stopped at the convenience store in Wheaton and bought some Smirnoff Ice, then went to Spears’ home.

    Collings told Clark that Rowan and her mother were there, although Colleen Spears soon left for work and Rowan went upstairs to bed. Clark said Collings told him that they made a couple of trips to the convenience store in Stella to buy more Smirnoff Ice. But when they went the last time, the store was closed. So they decided to go to Wheaton to buy more alcohol at the store there, leaving Rowan home alone. Once they bought more alcohol, they decided to go to Collings’ place and smoke some marijuana.

    Collings told Clark that he rolled a “hog leg,” meaning a large marijuana cigarette, and they all “really got messed up.” Mahurin and Spears decided to go back to Stella by the back roads to avoid having to go through Wheaton, where Clark might stop and arrest them, and to smoke some more marijuana on the way, Collings told Clark.

    The police chief said Collings told him that once they left, he made a beeline through Wheaton to Stella in his truck and beat them to the house. He went inside, went downstairs at first to use the bathroom, and then went upstairs looking for Rowan and found her asleep on the floor of her room.

    “He said, ‘I flipped the blanket off her, picked her up and carried her out to my truck,’” Clark testified.

    He said Collings told him that the girl never woke up all the way back to his place, where he carried her inside his camper trailer and laid her down on the bare mattress of his bed. He told Clark that he kept the lights off so she would not be able to see him, and that he removed her slacks and panties and sexually assaulted her in what Collings referred to as “the missionary” manner.

    He told Clark that afterward, he had every intention of taking her back home and leaving her there. He started guiding her out of the trailer ahead of him, trying to keep her from seeing who he was. But she looked back at him, and Collings believed she had seen him.

    He told Clark that he grabbed a piece of “chicken cord” from the back of a silver pickup truck parked on his property and looped it around her neck.

    Clark recalled on the witness stand Thursday the following conversation between them:

    “Did she struggle?” he asked Collings.

    “Yeah, a little.”

    “And then what?”

    “She went to the ground.”

    “What did you do?”

    “I kept it tight. I went right to the ground with her. I kept it tight until she stopped moving.”

    Clark testified that Collings told him he “knew he had to get rid of her.” He put her in his truck and headed at first for Muncie Bridge, where he figured he would throw her into Shoal Creek.

    Then he thought someone might find her there, Clark said. So he headed for the cave in McDonald County instead.

    Clark said Collings told him that when he got back to his place, he took Rowan’s clothing and the piece of rope, and threw them on the fire in an outdoor wood-burning stove on his property. Then he went inside the trailer to get the mattress and realized that his own clothes were bloodied. He told Clark that he had not removed his clothes when he raped the girl.

    So he rolled the clothes up in the mattress, took them out to a burn barrel in a calf barn on his property and burned them too, Clark said.

    The police chief said Collings then told him: “I went back in the trailer and laid down on the floor, and just looked up at the ceiling.”

    Initial confession

    THE TESTIMONY OF CLINT CLARK, the Wheaton police chief to whom Chris Collings first confessed to the rape and murder of Rowan Ford, took up most of the day Thursday at Collings’ trial in Phelps County. Cross-examination of Clark by Collings’ attorney, Janice Zembles, is expected to resume today. Collings, 37, and David Spears face murder and rape charges. The state is seeking the death penalty for both men.


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    Posted Mar 17, 2012 @ 04:12 PM


    Neosho, Mo. — One of two men suspected of raping and killing 9-year-old Rowan Ford of Stella in November 2007 took the stand Saturday morning, but ended up not saying anything, according to updates posted by KSPR-TV.

    David Spears was called as a defense witness in the trial of Christopher Collings, which is being held at the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla on a change of venue from Barry County. Spears and Collings are accused of raping and killing the Triway Elementary student at Collings’ home in Wheaton, then dumping her body in a sinkhole in eastern McDonald County.

    By calling Spears to the stand, the defense likely hoped to prove that Collings — despite what he said on two taped confessions the day Ford’s body was found — did not act alone.

    However, Spears invoked his Fifth Amendment rights not to incriminate himself repeatedly in response to questions. Spears is to go to trial later this year in the case. Because Spears repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights, the court proved him “unavailable,” meaning he cannot be brought back to the stand for additional questioning.

    Spears appeared in the courtroom Saturday morning with his defense attorney.

    Barry County Prosecutor Johnnie Cox is seeking the death penalty in the case, while Collings’ defense is seeking 10-30 years or life in prison.

    More on this story will be in Sunday’s print and online editions.


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    ROLLA, Mo. — The day Chris Collings provided four statements to investigators confessing to the rape and murder of Rowan Ford, he steadfastly denied that David Spears had anything to do with the crime.

    He refused to acknowledge otherwise, even when his interrogators at the Barry County sheriff’s office told him during his final interview of the day that Spears had just confessed to Newton County investigators that he’d participated in both the sexual assault and strangling of his 9-year-old stepdaughter.

    “Why? Why would he do that?” Collings responded during the second of two videotaped confessions that were played for jurors Friday on the fifth day of his trial in Rolla.

    “He’s saying he had sex with her?” Collings asked the investigators who informed him of the matter near the start of the tape.

    He sneered and shook his head in seeming disbelief.

    “I was there by myself,” he said.

    Collings stuck to his denial of Spears’ involvement for the full hour and 43 minutes of the interview, just as he had done in three previous statements made to investigators on Nov. 9, 2007.

    “The only thing he’s guilty of is leaving that house and leaving that little girl alone,” Collings said.

    Collings, 37, first admitted his own involvement in the crime to Clint Clark, the Wheaton police chief, in a private conversation at Muncie Bridge east of Wheaton. Clark had convinced him to repeat his confession to investigators with the Barry and Newton county sheriff’s departments and the FBI at Wheaton City Hall, before being taken to the Barry County sheriff’s office for the first of two videotaped interviews.

    In the first interview, conducted by Clark and Robert Evenson, the current McDonald County sheriff who was an investigator in Barry County at that time, Collings claimed not to know why he committed the crime.

    “It was like I was there, but I wasn’t,” he said. “It was like I was somebody else watching it from the outside.”

    He denied any previous sexual desire for the girl. He said he did not believe he even knew what he intended to do when he drove to her home in Stella after David Spears and Nathan Mahurin left his home the night in question. He said he had consumed about five six-packs of Smirnoff Ice and smoked a large marijuana cigarette with Spears and Mahurin. He said he was extremely intoxicated.

    Collings said when he arrived at the Spears home in Stella, he went inside and “kind of just spaced out and wandered around.” Eventually, he wound up in Rowan’s room. She was asleep on the floor, he recalled.

    “To this day, I still don’t know why I did it,” he said. “But I picked her up and took her out to my truck.”

    He said that it probably was at some point on his way back to his place that he first considered sexually assaulting her.

    Clark asked him about the “weird thoughts” and “urges” he had spoken to the police chief about in their conversation, and Collings seemed to evade the question. He said what he had meant by that was a physical sensation he’d been feeling that was “almost like heartburn.”

    “It felt like something was burning in my chest,” he said to the question. “I don’t know what it was. I could feel it, but I couldn’t’ tell you what it was.”

    Evenson asked him about his medical history and if he’d had any head injuries. Collings told him that he’d been in a traffic accident when he was 19 and struck his head.

    Collings acknowledged “rage issues” when he was 15 and being put on tranquilizers at the time. He had stopped taking them and started smoking pot instead, he said.

    Late in the interview, when they asked him if he might be suicidal, he laughed at the notion of taking his own life and said the last time he’d tried that, it hadn’t worked out so well. He was 8 years old and put a rope around his neck and jumped out of a tree. But the rope “snapped” and he was left with rope burns on his neck for about a week, he said.

    After the prosecution played the first taped interview, Prosecutor Elizabeth Bock had an entry made in the trial record regarding a prior motion by the state to use a redacted version of the second videotaped interview of Collings.

    She said the prosecution was prevented from seeking to introduce the entire tape into evidence because of the hearsay nature of some statements by investigators to Collings regarding Spears’ alleged confession. Since those statements are inculpatory to Collings, they could create reversible error, she said.

    She said the prosecution was willing to introduce a redacted version of the interview, but the defense had objected, saying the whole interview should be brought into evidence and that the defense would seek its introduction if the prosecution did not.

    Collings’ attorneys then played the tape of the second interview on cross-examination of Evenson. He and Detective Brian Martin of the Barry County Sheriff’s Department were the primary interrogators of Collings on the second tape, although Clark also plays a role.

    The second taped interview was necessitated by Spears’ alleged admissions to Newton County investigators that he realized Collings had taken the girl when he got home that night, and that he then borrowed his mother’s van and drove to Collings’ home.

    The stepfather allegedly told investigators that when he got there and found Collings sexually assaulting the girl, he participated in the rape and subsequently strangled her with a length of cord. In his confession, they both disposed of her body at a cave in McDonald County.

    Evenson told Collings on the second tape that he can’t see him remembering all the other details of what happened that night and not remembering that Spears was there.

    “You see: He wasn’t,” Collings responded. “That’s the stupid part about it.”

    The investigators tell him that Spears knew a number of things he couldn’t have known any other way, and ask him if he told Spears or anyone else about what he did. Collings denied telling anyone.

    He said he could understand Spears getting the detail about the rope right. He said that was “the rope we always use to haul stuff.”

    Evenson suggested that the reason Spears confessed might be that he knew Collings was shouldering all the blame himself and felt guilty about it. But Collings scoffed at the suggestion.

    “When the DNA comes in, it’s going to tell the truth,” he said.

    Clark comes into the room later in the interview and tells him that he owes it to Rowan to set things straight. “You have to understand that,” Clark said.

    “Better than anybody,” Collings replied.

    Clark then challenged his claim that he used a rope to strangle the girl.

    “Did you do that or did you choke her with your hands?”

    Collings hesitated a couple of seconds before answering that he used a rope. He said he grabbed a piece of cord off a spool in the back of a silver truck parked at his place. After he’d killed her with it, he cut it from the spool, he said.

    Evenson and Clark then tell him that Spears was the one who told investigators where they could find Rowan’s body.

    “Now, that is just really blowing my mind,” Collings said in response.

    Saturday session

    Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield is holding court again today for the Chris Collings murder trial in Rolla. A jury selected in Platte County is hearing the case in Phelps County on a change of venue from Barry County.


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    Rowan Ford’s stepfather invokes Fifth Amendment at Collings trial

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    March 17, 2012


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    ROLLA, Mo. — Rowan Ford’s stepfather, David Spears, invoked his Fifth Amendment rights today when called as a witness by the defense in the capital-murder trial of co-defendant Chris Collings.

    The defense’s calling of David Spears, 29, to testify in the Collings trial in Rolla was not particularly surprising. Nor was his invoking of the constitutional protection against self-incrimination.

    What was surprising was that Spears was called out of order by the defense in the midst of the state’s presentation of its case against Collings, 37, and on a day when testimony was expected to be limited to the calling of technicians to lay foundation for the admittance of various evidence.

    Prosecutors Johnnie Cox and Elizabeth Bock agreed to the interruption to customary trial order to accommodate Collings’ defense with respect to the availability of Spears and his attorney. Spears, who appeared with attorney Sharon Turlington, was sworn in as a witness without the jurors for the Collings trial being present in the courtroom.

    After identifying himself at the request of Charles Moreland, an attorney for Collings, Spears answered each question from Moreland: “I am taking the Fifth Amendment right on the advice of my attorney and will answer all questions in this manner.”

    Moreland consequently sought and obtained a finding from Circuit Judge Mary Sheffield that Spears had made himself unavailable as a witness by invoking the Fifth.

    Collings and Spears are charged with forcible and statutory rape and first-degree murder in the 2007 death of the 9-year-old Ford girl, who was abducted from her home in Stella in the middle of the night. Her body was recovered a week later from a cave in McDonald County.

    Jurors chosen in Platte County in Northwest Missouri are being kept sequestered during the Collings trial this month in Phelps County, where the case was moved on a change of venue from Barry County. Spears is scheduled to be tried in Pulaski County in November by a jury chosen in Clay County.


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    David Spears took the stand in the Chris Collings
    murder trial Friday. Both are charged with the murder of
    9-year-old Rowan Ford in 2007 but are being tried separately.

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    Neosho, Mo. — One of two men suspected of raping and killing 9-year-old Rowan Ford of Stella in November 2007 took the stand Saturday morning, but ended up not saying anything, according to updates posted by KSPR-TV.

    David Spears was called as a defense witness in the trial of Christopher Collings, which is being held at the Phelps County Courthouse in Rolla on a change of venue from Barry County. Spears and Collings are accused of raping and killing the Triway Elementary student at Collings’ home in Wheaton, then dumping her body in a sinkhole in eastern McDonald County.

    By calling Spears to the stand, the defense likely hoped to prove that Collings — despite what he said on two taped confessions the day Ford’s body was found — did not act alone. Those taped confessions — running about 2 ½ hours long together — were played during testimony Friday.

    However, Spears invoked his Fifth Amendment rights not to incriminate himself repeatedly Saturday in response to questions. Spears is to go to trial in November in the case.

    Because Spears repeatedly invoked his Fifth Amendment rights, the court proved him “unavailable,” meaning he cannot be brought back to the stand for additional questioning. Spears appeared in the courtroom Saturday morning with his defense attorney.

    Friday’s proceedings included testimony by Clint Clark, Wheaton police chief; and McDonald County Sheriff Robert Evenson, who was a detective with the Barry County Sheriff’s Department at the time. On Thursday, Clark recalled Collings’ confession, including graphic details of how he kidnapped and raped the girl before strangling her with a loop of cord. On Friday, Clark reiterated that testimony in about an hour of questioning from the defense. According to the live Twitter feeds, Evenson told of questioning Collings at the Barry County Sheriff’s Office in Cassville.

    A video of Collings’ confession was then played for jurors. Collings described how he, Spears and another man had been partying, first at the Spears’ home, then later at his own travel trailer, where the group smoked a large joint.

    Collings said Spears and the other man, Nathan Mahurin, left to backroad a bit before Mahurin dropped Spears off at his home. Collings said he meanwhile hurried to beat Spears back to the Stella residence, where Rowan Ford lay sleeping wrapped in a blanket on the floor.

    “I picked her up, carried her to the truck, put her in the seat and headed back to my house,” Collings said on the tape.

    At that point, Collings told authorities he removed the lower portion of the girl’s clothing and had sex with her.

    “It lasted about four [or] five minutes,” he said. “It was over before I even realized it had started.”

    Collins then told investigators he led Rowan outside by the arm. He said the girl turned around and looked at him.

    “I started thinking ‘Oh my God, she knows who I am,’ ” he said. “There was a cord laying on the truck right beside me. I just grabbed it. I wrapped it around her neck and started pulling really hard until she quit moving.”

    He said he then put the girl’s body in the bed of his truck and then took off, driving toward Muncie Chapel, located on Route U near Rocky Comfort. He followed the highway until it forked, then went right past Fox Cemetery to Fox Cave, a sinkhole located near Powell. There, he said, he tossed the body in and tried to cover the hole with leaves, but it was too large.

    “I got back in my truck and headed back to my house,” he said. “[I] flipped the light on and noticed there was blood on the mattress and on my clothes. I said ‘Oh [expletive deleted], then I took my cloths and took them to the stove in the front yard there.”

    He said he rook the mattress and rolled it up to burn it, but thought it was going to give off a bright light. He then took it to the calf barn on the property.

    In the video, Clark asked Collings if he had told anyone what he had told investigators that day. In reply, he said “I had not told anyone until I had told you.”

    However, in the second videotape, an unidentified detective tells Collings that Spears has confessed to the murder, describing incidents in nearly the same detail as Collings.

    “He’s telling the story that’s so much like you . . . , but he’s putting himself in the story with you in it. He’s saying he was there,” Evenson is heard saying on the tape.

    “Like I said, I was there by myself,” Collings said.

    “If you know you’re screwed anyway,” the unidentified detective started, to which Collings interjected “It’s not going to change things.”

    “He’s saying he watched you do that stuff to his daughter, described what you used to strangle her,” the detective can be heard saying.

    “Oh God. This is weird how he would be … Now I know he wasn’t there. Oh my God.” Laughing, Collings added “Why would an innocent man confess? That makes no sense to me.”

    “That’s what we’re asking,” Evenson said. “The only way it could be the same is if you both were there or if you had a story set up between the two of you. See what I mean?”

    Collings concurred he did, but insisted the only people present were he and Rowan Ford.

    Spears allegedly told investigators in Newton County he went in the home and found Rowan missing, then called his mother to borrow her car. He told authorities he then drove to Collings’ home, where he found Collings in the process of raping the girl. He told authorities he also raped her, then the two killed her and dumped her body in the sinkhole.

    “When I worked other cases before, I would trust the confession 10 times more of someone who said more than one did it rather than someone who said ‘It’s just me.’ ” Evenson said. “Sometimes people tell me a portion of the truth to begin with, and it’s so hard for them to change. I won’t think any worse of you if you just tell me David was there.”

    Collings insisted Spears was not involved. Shortly afterward, Clark enters the room and announces Spears had confessed.

    “I wouldn’t do that for David or for anyone else. If he was there, I’d tell you,” Collings said.

    “It’s not going to make anything any heavier, it’s not going to make anything any lighter,” Clark said.

    “I don’t know what to tell you because he wasn’t there at my house that night,” Collings replied.

    Clark briefly left the interrogation room, then came back.

    “You’re telling me you acted alone, is that right? Then why in the name of God is he over there telling us . . . What kind of hold has he got on you?” Clark asked. “I can’t understand what kind of a hold he would have on you.”

    “I’m not covering for anyone, Clint,” Collings replied.


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