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SOCHI SCENE-SCARY CONNECTION
SOCHI SCENE: 'Scary' Connection
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:09 PM EST
American short track skater Emily Scott has a connection to a tragic case in her hometown of Springfield, Mo.
Craig Michael Wood, 45, is charged in the case. His attorney said he plans to plead not guilty.
After being eliminated from the women's 1,000 meters Friday night, Scott revealed that Wood was her niece's gym teacher.
"It's definitely a scary thought," Scott said. "All my prayers go out to that family. It's heartbreaking."
Scott said she put the case out of her mind before her final Olympic race. She finished third in her heat, failing to advance.
"I kind of left that at the door when I got here," she said.
— By Paul Newberry — Twitter http://twitter.com/pnewberry1963
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