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Chillicothe News - Chillicothe, MO
  • Judge weighs bid for Nixon testimony in ‘90 case

  • A Chillicothe man’s attempt to compel Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to testify in a 1990 murder case is heading to a Platte County courtroom.
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  • PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Chillicothe man’s attempt to compel Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to testify in a 1990 murder case is heading to a Platte County courtroom.
    Mark Woodworth wants to depose Nixon to see what he knows about a series of letters between state and local prosecutors, a Livingston County judge and the husband of shooting victim Cathy Robertson. Nixon was the state’s attorney general when Woodworth was indicted by a Livingston County grand jury two decades ago.
    A hearing on Woodworth’s motion was scheduled Thursday.
    Woodworth was convicted of killing Roberson in 1995 but later freed on appeal. A second jury convicted him four years later and sentenced Woodworth to life in prison. But the state Supreme Court threw out that conviction in January, and Woodworth is now facing a third trial.

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