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  • Woodworth hearing this Thursday

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  • The Missouri Supreme Court will hear arguments this Thursday, Oct. 4, in the case of Mark Woodworth, of Chillicothe, who is appealing his murder conviction in the 1990 death of a neighbor, Catherine Robertson.
    Earlier this year, a Boone County judge appointed by the Supreme Court in an advisory role, stated Woodworth was a victim of "a manifest injustice." The judge concluded that Woodworth should be freed or receive a new trial.
    Woodworth was 16 when Robertson was shot to death in her rural Livingston County home. He was convicted by a jury in 1995, released briefly on appeal, and then convicted by a jury again in 1999, and sentenced to four life terms.
    Thursday's hearing starts at 9:30 a.m., and audio of the hearing will be carried live online at mms://www.courts.mo.gov/ supremecourtaudio.
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