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Missouri Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction; AG Intends to Retry Case

Yesterday Missouri’s high court in a unanimous decision overturned the murder conviction and life sentence of Mark Woodworth, 37, in connection with the fatally shooting of Catherine Robertson and the wounding of her husband, Lyndel, as they slept in their home near Chillicothe, a town of less than 10,000 in northern Missouri. The court ruled that prosecutors had withheld evidence that would have been beneficial to Woodworth’s defense and ordered his release within 60 days of the finalized ruling, unless prosecutors file documents to retry him.

Attorney General Chris Koster indicated through a spokesperson later in the day that his office would retry Woodworth. Continue reading