Court overturns murder conviction

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Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 1:27 pm | Updated: 10:20 am, Fri Feb 15, 2013.

An overturned murder conviction could bring a Chillicothe man home in time for a late Christmas celebration.

The Missouri Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction Tuesday of Mark Woodworth, 38, who was sentenced to life in prison for a 1990 fatal shooting in a Livingston County farmhouse.

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1 comment:

  • 10former posted at 5:32 pm on Tue, Jan 8, 2013.

    10former Posts: 3110

    I doubt this was an oversight but rather a desperate prosecutor wanting a conviction. If this is true, 22 years of an innocent man's life are gone. By definition of law, he is disabled because he is institrutionalized from the number of consecutive years behind bars. Now we the taxpayers will owe him a great sum of money for each day he has been behind bars and it won't be chicken feed. Then he can collect disability due to his institutionalization, another taxpayer burden. He deserves these things and the attorney deserves to be disbarred and his net worth reduced to poverty level. A mistake is a mistake, a callous, intentional, deliberate miscarriage of justice is an entire other matter.

     

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