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Convicted Killer Free on Bond

***UPDATE 1:04 P.M.***ST. LOUIS (AP) – A Missouri man facing a third murder trial after judges overturned two earlier convictions has been freed from jail and says he’s overwhelmed.Mark Woodworth walked out of the Livingston County jail at midday Friday and repeatedly said he was overwhelmed by the prospect of his new freedom. He thanked his friends and relatives for their support, hours after a judge’s order releasing him on a $50,000 bond.Woodworth has been serving a life sentence in the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson, the wife of his father’s farming partner. His latest conviction was thrown out in January when the Missouri Supreme Court ruled state prosecutors had failed to share evidence with Woodworth that could have helped his defense.Attorney General Chris Koster quickly announced he would try Woodworth again.***ORIGINAL STORY***PLATTSBURG, Mo. (AP) – A Chillicothe man whose murder conviction in the 1990 slaying of a neighbor was recently overturned could learn on Friday whether he will be released from prison as the state seeks a new trial.Mark Woodworth is seeking his release on bond after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in January that prosecutors failed to share evidence that could have helped his defense.He appeared in Clinton County Circuit Court on Thursday, joined by dozens of friends and family members. Circuit Judge Owens Lee Hull Jr. says he expects to rule on the bond motion by Friday.Woodworth is serving a life sentence in the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson. Woodworth was 16 when the wife of his father’s business partner was killed. Husband Lyndel Robertson survived the attack.

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