Not a word from the two men charged with raping and killing nine-year old Rowan Ford of Stella. Stepfather David Spears and his friend, Chris Collings, shackled and under heavy guard, have made their first court appearance. They’ve asked for a public defender to represent them. Neither man will enter a plea until a public defender is named to represent them.

Each is accused of one charge of murder, one charge of forcible rape, and one charge of statutory rape.