Prosecutors seek death penalty in killing of girl, 11

March 06, 2010

A registered sex offender accused of killing an 11-year-old Salisbury girl last year received notice Friday of prosecutors' intention to seek the death penalty. James Leggs Jr. was reindicted Friday on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of sexual offense and kidnapping in the death of Sarah Haley Foxwell, whose body was found Christmas Day in a wooded area in Delmar. Leggs, 30, was served Friday afternoon at the Wicomico County Detention Center with notice of prosecutors' intent to seek both the death penalty and life without possibility of parole. Leggs' public defender, Archibald McFadden, could not be reached for comment.

- Nicole Fuller

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