Woodworth Wants Sanctions Against Prosecutors
(CHILLICOTHE)– A former Adams County man whose murder conviction recently was thrown out by the Missouri Supreme Court is asking a judge for sanctions against prosecutors.
Attorneys for Mark Woodworth are asking that prosecutors pay Woodworth’s 350 thousand dollar legal bill and that an independent review be done on the methods prosecutors used in the case.
Woodworth is now 38. He has been convicted twice of killing the wife of his father’s farming partner in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1990.
In January, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that Woodworth did not receive a fair trial. The state Attorney General’s office has vowed to seek a third trial.
Woodworth is free on bond. A hearing on his latest requests is set for March 18.