Rape and sodomy charges added against Craig Wood

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good afternoon:

The Kansas City Star is reporting today that the prosecution has amended the complaint against Craig Wood adding rape and sodomy charges. Because of this new development, the defense will be asking for a continuance of the preliminary hearing that is set for Thursday.

The prosecution claims that it will not be introducing any of his statements at the preliminary hearing, so the motion to suppress his statements is moot and should be denied.

Horrific case just got much worse.

5 Responses to Rape and sodomy charges added against Craig Wood

  1. Don Berkowitz says:

    In other words, certainly the prosecutor knew that by issuing these charges just two days before the scheduled preliminary hearing that Wood’s attorney would ask for a delay. Does this mean that the prosecutor will likely go to a grand jury before a preliminary hearing for the indictments? Or might the prosection themselves trying to buy more time for a continuing investigation, perhaps on cold cases, etc.

  2. Don Berkowitz says:

    Can you comment on the timing of these charges, just two days before the prelimnary hearing? What is the prosecutor’s likely strategy?

  3. J4TMinATL says:

    Wow….

  4. Malisha says:

    At least the “bad search” stuff won’t apply to the new charges.

    Horrible.

    • I wasn’t surprised by the rape charge because I figured that a sexual assault was the motivation for the kidnapping and the purpose of the murder was to prevent her from identifying him (i.e., to conceal the identity of the person who committed the kidnapping and sexual assault).

      The additional sodomy charge surprised me.

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