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Ruark may still work Foxwell case

The family of an 11-year-old Salisbury girl kidnapped and killed in December is asking the current Wicomico County state’s attorney to prosecute the death penalty case against the man charged in the child’s slaying even after he leaves office.

In a statement released Friday, Sarah Haley Foxwell’s parents and aunt say Davis Ruark, who lost the Democratic primary earlier this month, should remain lead counsel in the trial set for April.

The family says Ruark is intimately familiar with the case and they are confident that he is the person to prosecute Thomas Leggs Jr.

Republican candidate Matt Maciarello has said he would offer Ruark the chance to remain lead prosecutor and Democratic candidate W. Seth Mitchell said he has not ruled out the possibility of Ruark prosecuting the case.

-- The Daily Times of Salisbury

By Washington Post Editors  | September 27, 2010; 7:52 AM ET
Categories:  Maryland, Updates  
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