Mark Woodworth lawyer seeks AG's removal from 1990 case

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Chillicothe man whose murder conviction in the 1990 slaying of a rural neighbor was recently overturned wants the state Supreme Court to remove the Attorney General's Office from the case.

Mark Woodworth is asking the high court to prevent Attorney General Chris Koster from putting Woodworth on trial for a third time. He's serving a life sentence in the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson.

The court ruled in early January that former state prosecutor Kenny Hulshof failed to share evidence that could have benefited Woodworth's defense. The ruling followed a similar conclusion by a Boone County judge who also recommended review by an independent prosecutor.

Woodworth's lawyer filed a motion Tuesday seeking that independent review or allowing the Livingston County prosecutor to decide whether to file new charges.

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