A Chillicothe man twice-convicted of murder was in a Platte County courtroom on Friday. Defense attorneys for Mark Woodworth, 38, are preparing for a third trial after the Missouri Supreme Court overturned the second conviction in January and the State filed their intent to retry the case. Woodworth is accused in the 1990 shooting death of his neighbor, Cathy Robertson.
During Friday’s proceedings, attempts to contact forensic firearms expert, Steve Nicklin, were discussed. Woodworth’s attorney, Robert Ramsey claims the State has not put forth enough effort contact Nicklin. Prosecutor Julie Toll responded, saying there was no rush because Ramsey indicated there was no need to hurry and Nicklin is an excluded witness for this trial.
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has also been called to testify in the case.
The next court appearance has scheduled for September 17th.