Official word has been given to KMZU News that all charges against Mark Woodworth have been dropped in a case that has seen two trials and two convictions that were either vacated by the Mo. State Supreme Court or overturned on appeal.
Click to hear KMZU’s Mandy Young speak with Woodworth’s attorney Robert Ramsey:
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Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Prosecutor Don Norris:
Woodworth, 39, of Chillicothe was imprisoned for twenty years and finally released in February of 2013. Attorney General Chris Koster almost immediately refiled the charges of 1st Degree Murder and two counts of Armed Criminal Action that month and preparations were underway for a third trial. Judge Owens Lee Hull, Junior removed the office of the Attorney General from the prosecution this past February and appointed Livingston County Prosecutor Adam Warren.
A trial date was set for July 21st, but the prosecutor’s request for a continuance pushed it back to a later date. Prosecutor Norris confirmed that charges had been dropped Tuesday.