Three motions before the Missouri Supreme Court in the case of Chillicothe resident Mark Woodworth were overruled on Tuesday.  Woodworth was sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of his neighbor Cathy Robertson in 1990s.  The high court vacated his conviction earlier this month.

On the heels of the Supreme Court’s decision, Woodworth’s attorney, Robert Ramsey, asked the court to set bail.  Ramsey also filed motions that would have modified court documents and possibly dismissed the attorney general from the case.  All three of Ramsey’s requests were denied.

The State has filed its intent to retry Woodworth.  Modified court documents indicate that the case will now go back to circuit court.  On the day the third trial is set, Woodworth would have to be returned to the custody of the sheriff of Livingston County and, according to Missouri law, would be entitled to be released under certain conditions.

For now, the 38-year-old will remain in the custody of the Department of Corrections.


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