The Franklin County, Missouri Grand Jury yesterday formally charged Michael J. Devlin with Child Kidnapping and Armed Criminal Action in the abduction of William “Ben” Ownby.
One indictment down, two to go.
Prosecutor Robert Parks had no comments following the hearing, nor did Devlin’s defense team of Ethan Corlija and Michael Kielty. Nor is anyone in the entire world surprised.
Next on the indictment schedule is Washington County, where Devlin will face Kidnapping and Armed Criminal Action in the abduction and terrorism of Shawn Hornbeck. Devlin will also face 2 kidnapping charges and 69 sodomy charges in St. Louis County, where the two boys were held and attacked.
You can reasonably expect to see soon a setting for Devlin’s trial in Franklin County.
An AP feed to Fox in St. Louis has a tad more on the story here: