- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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 (https://bit.ly/1gK3Xjx ) Bourne’s wife has said antagonism existed between her husband and the girl’s father, James Horton, who worked together on home repair jobs.


Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, https://www.joplinglobe.com

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