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Posted by Randy on 2014/7/15 13:50:00 (724 reads) News by the same author

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Murder charges have been dropped today against a man from Chillicothe who was facing his third trial on charges that he killed his neighbor and wounded her husband, according to his lawyer.
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Bob Ramsey, an attorney for Mark Woodworth, said the special prosecutor in Platte County assigned to the case had notified him earlier today of the dismissal.

Woodworth had been twice convicted of the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson on Nov. 13, 1990, in a farm home outside Chillicothe, about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City. Her husband, Lyndel Robertson — a business partner of Woodworth’s father — also was shot but survived. Woodworth was 16 at the time of the attack.

Woodworth was first convicted in the death in 1995, but that was overturned on appeal. A second jury found him guilty four years later and sentenced him to life in prison. Woodworth was freed on bail a year ago after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned his second conviction, saying prosecutors failed to share evidence that could have helped his defense.

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