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Supreme Court Overturns Woodworth Conviction

The Missouri Supreme Court overturns the murder conviction of a man who was sentenced to life in prison for the 1990 killing of a woman on a neighboring farm.

The court ruled Tuesday that prosecutors withheld evidence that could have helped Mark Woodworth defend himself. Woodworth was accused of killing Catherine Robertson in her home in Chillicothe and assaulting her husband. Tuesday’s decision vacates all previous rulings against Woodworth in the case, and orders his release from prison, unless prosecutors want to retry him.

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