Man indicted in December death of Eastern Shore girl

February 09, 2010|By a Baltimore Sun staff writer

The man linked to the death of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl has been indicted in her murder by a Wicomico County grand jury, and the county state's attorney said he will seek the death penalty, according to news reports.

Thomas Leggs Jr., 30, a registered sex offender in Maryland and Delaware, is charged with the murder of Sarah Haley Foxwell, whose body was found in a wooded area on Christmas Day. Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark said a grand jury handed down the indictment on Monday and that Leggs is also charged with sex offenses.

Sarah was abducted from her home Dec. 22. Thousands of volunteers helped in the search.

Leggs, who used to date Sarah's aunt, was charged with kidnapping and burglary one day after her body was found. His attorney said last month that he denies any involvement in the crime.

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