Suspect in Missouri girl’s rape, murder seeks jury change
02/28/2014 11:14 AM
02/28/2014 11:15 AM
The suspect in the kidnapping and killing of a 12-year-old southwest Missouri girl is seeking a change of venue or a jury imported from another county for his trial.
An attorney for 34-year-old Bobby Bourne Jr., of Lockwood, filed an application for a change of venue Wednesday in Barton County. If the case is not moved, Bourne is asking that a jury be brought in from a different county.
Bourne has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, statutory rape and child kidnapping in the August death of Adriaunna Horton, of Golden City. Prosecutors say she was kidnapped from a park and raped and killed on a farm near Golden City.
The Carthage Press reports that the motion cites extensive publicity about the case.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Join the Discussion
The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.