KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A northwest Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for the
1990 killing of his Chillicothe-area neighbor is getting another
day in court.
Mark Woodworth was convicted in 1995 of killing Cathy Robertson
as a 16-year-old. That verdict was overturned on appeal but
Woodworth was again convicted four years later.
Defense attorney Bob Ramsey is arguing for a new trial Thursday
before the Missouri Court of Appeals. Ramsey cites new evidence
that includes previously undisclosed letters between a Livingston
County judge and ex-county prosecutor.
A 2009 Associated Press investigation found that investigators
discounted some evidence pointing to other suspects. The AP also
found letters between the former prosecutor and judge in which
Robertson's husband, who survived the shooting, sought charges
against another suspect.