Accused in Tori Stafford Case to go Directly to Trial
The woman accused of murdering 8 year old Tori Stafford of Woodstock, Ontario has waved her right to a preliminary hearing and will move directly to trial. Terri Lynne McClintic, 19, of Woodstock is scheduled to appear in court in March to set a trail date.
Tori Stafford disappeared on April 8, 2009 while walking home from school. Video from a Fyfe Avenue surveillance camera showed Tori walking past a high school where she was approached by a dark haired woman in black jeans and a white jacket. She appeared to be familiar with the woman and walked away with her. It was the last time Tori was seen alive.
Remains found in a rural area near Mount Forest, Ontario were confirmed to be that of Tori on July 21, 2009.
Michael Thomas Rafferty, 28 ,along with McClintic, has been charged with the murder.
Update: Book angers Tori's Family
WOODSTOCK, Ont. -- The twisting case of Victoria Stafford's killing took new turns yesterday, with one of the accused deciding to head straight to trial and the family of the girl furious over a book published long before justice is done.