KSPR Senior News producer Ron Davis attended today’s court appearance of accused killed Craig Michael Wood. Wood is charged with first degree murder for the kidnapping and killing of 10-year old Hailey Owens in Springfield last month. This is the string of live Twitter posts Davis sent out from the courtroom during the 30-minute appearance Wednesday morning:

Mar 26, 10:00 AM
Judge goes on the record re: Craig Wood case. Defendant still not in court.
Mar 26, 10:00 AM
Motions to discuss will affect how Wood appears in case — his attorneys want him unshackled and in street clothes.
Mar 26, 10:02 AM
Motion: Wood in street clothes. Patterson: no reason to treat Wood any different than any other defendant. Judge: street clothes OK.
Mar 26, 10:03 AM
Unshackled motion: judge sustains motion to allow Wood unrestrained, but with hidden restraining device.
Mar 26, 10:03 AM
Judge orders Wood into courtroom.
Mar 26, 10:05 AM
Craig Wood enters courtroom. He's wearing striped shirt, tie, slacks.
Mar 26, 10:06 AM
Wood is clean-shaven, with short hair.
Mar 26, 10:08 AM
Judge says Wood can appear in court for any hearings and motions in his case. Translation: Wood will play hands-on role in his case.
Mar 26, 10:09 AM
Motion: defense wants evidence before preliminary hearing.
Mar 26, 10:10 AM
Defense says "disappointed" TV and still camera allowed in court today. Lodges objection.
Mar 26, 10:11 AM
Judge: "pretty high-profile case" calls for cameras in today's hearing.
Mar 26, 10:13 AM
Standing-room only in Powell's courtroom. Several defense lawyers here to looksee.
Mar 26, 10:14 AM
Defense: state has "unusual advantage" in holding back evidence from Wood prior to preliminary hearing.
Mar 26, 10:16 AM
Defense: state refuses to hand over evidence. Prosecutor objects, but judge waves him off, says it's defense's turn to speak.
Mar 26, 10:17 AM
Prosecutor: state doesn't have to hand over evidence right now. Generally, state gives defense evidence after preliminary hearing.
Mar 26, 10:18 AM
Judge: appeals court position pretty clear. Defense won't get evidence before preliminary hearing. It's set for April 2, but ...
Mar 26, 10:19 AM
State wants to delay Wood preliminary hearing, says medical examiner is tied up on April 2.
Mar 26, 10:20 AM
Defense doesn't object to delay but wants hearing "within reasonably close time" to April 2.
Mar 26, 10:21 AM
Craig Wood preliminary hearing now set for 10 a.m. April 24.
Mar 26, 10:21 AM
Judge sets aside day for hearing, where state will roll out first evidence against Craig Wood.
Mar 26, 10:24 AM
Judge: for preliminary hearing, no tweets or blogs, or audio recording by media. Still and TV camera OK. But defense doesn't want cameras.
Mar 26, 10:26 AM
Defense: "danger here" is that Wood's chance for a fair jury from Greene County is in jeopardy if cameras allowed.
Mar 26, 10:27 AM
Defense: so far, 96 media stories about Craig Wood. Says TV camera should be banned until trial.
Mar 26, 10:28 AM
Defense upset at media reports that Craig Wood sexually assaulted Hailey Owens. "He's not even charged with that," defense attorney says.
Mar 26, 10:29 AM
Prosecutor doesn't object to TV camera at preliminary hearing. Says "moving picture" won't affect Wood's right to due process.
Mar 26, 10:30 AM
Judge takes camera issue under advisement, will make ruling later.
Mar 26, 10:30 AM
And we're done.
Mar 26, 10:32 AM
Craig Wood never glances into audience, where Hailey Owens' family was sitting.