advertisement

Trial likely for man convicted in 1990 slaying

Monday, November 29, 2010 | 11:03 a.m. CST; updated 9:15 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, May 31, 2011

COLUMBIA — A Chillicothe man twice convicted in the 1990 slaying of a Missouri farm wife is headed back to court with a likely trial date next April before a Columbia judge.

Mark Woodworth was 16 when his neighbor, Cathy Robertson, was shot to death while she slept in her northwest Missouri home. Her husband, the business partner of Woodworth's father, survived the shooting. Woodworth is now 36 and serving a life sentence for murder.

The Missouri Supreme Court ruled earlier this month Woodworth may present new testimony as part of his latest post-conviction appeal. The court appointed Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler as its special master.

Oxenhandler wants lawyers for Woodworth and the state to file pretrial documents by Dec. 13. He expects the trial to start in April.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements