LAMAR, MO.--- The man charged with raping and murdering a young Golden City girl makes his first court appearance. Bobby Bourne was wearing a bulletproof vest as he walked into the courtroom with his head hanging low. Nine law enforcement officials were on guard along with a K9 unit. Bourne is charged with murder, forceable rape, statutory rape and child kidnapping in the death of Adriaunna Horton, 12, of Golden City.
He's not new to the criminal system. In 2011 he was charged through Cedar County Court with second degree assault on a law enforcement officer and three counts of domestic assault of his current wife. Although he was sentenced to 29 years in prison, it was suspended and replaced with 5 years of probation. A year later, in 2012, he was charged in Dade County with third degree assault, domestic assault and endangering the welfare of a minor for assaulting his sister-in-law and step daughter. Bourne served 60 days in jail.
Now, Adriaunna's family is hoping Bourne will spend the rest of his life paying for what he's done to their little girl. "We're all just very angry, this whole thing has made us very, very angry. There's a lot of anger. It makes no sense, none of it," said Debbie Cooper, Adriaunna's Great Aunt.
Bourne abducted Adriaunna last Monday from Hazel's Park in Golden City. He led investigators to her body location Wednesday. He had told investigators she fell while running away from him, but autopsy results show she died from being strangled and had been sexually assaulted. Bourne has been assigned a public defender by the District 28 Public Defenders Office. His next appearance is on September 9th. Bourne remains in custody at the Jasper County Jail under a two million bond.
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