Kidnapping added to charges against Shawn Morgan

KENNETT, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri man accused of killing a 3-year-old girl now faces an additional charge — kidnapping.

The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat (http://bit.ly/qS2soe ) reported Wednesday that Dunklin County prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff filed an amended affidavit adding the kidnapping charge against 43-year-old Shawn Morgan of Senath.

Morgan is also accused of first-degree murder in the death of BreeAnn Rodriguez. The Senath girl disappeared Aug. 6 while riding her small pink bike with training wheels in front of her home. Morgan allegedly confessed to killing her after finding her near his backyard above-ground pool. A motive hasn’t been disclosed.

Her body was found Aug. 16 a few miles south of Senath.

Morgan appeared in court Tuesday but still does not have an attorney. Another court hearing was set for Sept. 13.

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Information from: Daily Dunklin Democrat, http://www.dddnews.com

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