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Judge sentences Franklin man to 32 years in prison for deadly stabbing

A Howard County judge sentenced Emmet S. Wood Jr., 45, of Franklin, Missouri, to 32 years in prison on Monday, April 18, 2022. Wood is convicted of killing 22-year-old Courtney Clardy in September 2020.
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A Howard County judge sentenced Emmet S. Wood Jr., 45, of Franklin, Missouri, to 32 years in prison on Monday, April 18, 2022. Wood is convicted of killing 22-year-old Courtney Clardy in September 2020.

HOWARD COUNTY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A judge has sentenced a Franklin, Missouri man for stabbing a woman to death in September 2020.

Howard County Judge Scott Hayes sentenced Emmett S. Wood Jr. to a total of 32 years in prison on Monday. The judge gave Wood consecutive sentences of 25 years in prison for second-degree murder and seven years in prison for armed criminal action.

Woods agreed to a plea deal with the Howard County Prosecutor's Office late last month in the death of 22-year-old Courtney Clardy.

Investigators found Clardy dead from stab wounds at a home in the 400 block of Crews Street in Franklin, Missouri, on Sept. 7, 2020.

Investigators arrested Woods a day later following a manhunt.

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