Bourne To Stand Trial In Adriaunna Horton Murder
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LAMAR, Mo. (AP) - The suspect in the abduction, rape and death of a 12-year-old southwest Missouri girl has been bound over for trial.
Barton County Prosecutor Steven Kaderly dropped a forcible rape charge against 34-year-old Bobby Bourne of Lockwood.
Bourne is still charged with first-degree murder, kidnapping and statutory rape in the death of 12-year-old Adriaunna Horton of Golden City.
Bourne on Tuesday waived his preliminary hearing in the case, and he was bound over for trial.
Adriaunna was abducted Aug. 19 from a park in Golden City.
Her body was recovered two days later in Dade County.
The Joplin Globe reports Bourne's wife has said antagonism existed between her husband and the girl's father, James Horton, who worked together on home repair jobs.