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August 24, 2013

Wife of suspect in girl's murder: 'Everything points to Bobby'

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LOCKWOOD, Mo. —

Still, Bobby was sentenced to jail. While there, Brandy continued working with James Horton on home repair jobs. When Bobby got of jail in February, he noticed some of his tools were missing, and he became convinced that James Horton had stolen them, she said.

"He was pretty upset,: Brandy said. "After that, he quit hanging around with James and started doing his own jobs, and he wouldn't allow us to go over there."

Brandy said Bobby had never done anything sexually inappropriate with her daughters, and a week ago she would have said there was "no way" he could sexually assault or murder a child.

But she began to have doubts not long after deputies arrived at her home Monday night. She learned that Bobby didn’t show up for one of his repair jobs Monday morning, and she also found out he failed to keep an appointment for anger-management counseling at 6 p.m. Monday.

Police have said Adriaunna Horton was abducted just before 5 p.m. Monday, and Bobby Bourne was arrested at 7:05 p.m.

Brandy said despite her initial doubts, she's now convinced her husband had a hand in Adriaunna's murder, and she is planning to end her marriage.

"But, yes, there's going to be a break," she said. "A divorce is coming soon."

Details for this story were reported by The Joplin (Mo.) Globe.

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