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Trial Date Set for Man Accused of Kidnapping, Murdering Salisbury Girl

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Thomas J. Leggs Jr. Thomas J. Leggs Jr.

SALISBURY, Md.- A trial date has been set for a man accused of kidnapping and murdering an 11-year-old Salisbury girl, whose body was found on Christmas Day.

Prosecutors with the Wicomico County State's Attorney's Office said they will seek the death penalty for 30-year-old Thomas J. Leggs Jr. of Salisbury. Leggs, a registered sex offender in Maryland and Delaware, has been charged with first-degree murder, first- and second-degree burglary, kidnapping, kidnap-child under 16 and first- and second-degree sex offenses in the death of Sarah Haley Foxwell.

A four-day trial in Wicomico County is set to begin May 24.

Sarah was abducted from her home the night of Dec 22. Her body was found on Christmas Day in a wooded area of Wicomico County near the Maryland-Delaware line after a massive search that included more than 3,000 volunteers. An autopsy ruled Sarah's death a homicide and found that she died of multiple injuries.

Leggs, who has been in jail since the day Sarah went missing, continues to be held without bond in the Wicomico County Detention Center.

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