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New evidence unfolds in an existing murder case

There are 434 comments on the KTVO story from Jul 22, 2010, titled New evidence unfolds in an existing murder case. In it, KTVO reports that:

Court documents say a 37-year-old man once suspected in the 1990 killing of a northwest Missouri farm wife told a friend he "got away with murder." The purported statement by Brandon Hagan came as investigators continue to examine the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson in Chillicothe.

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#1 Jul 22, 2010
Do they have anything in writing or is this just more hearsay bullshit?
wow

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#2 Jul 22, 2010
awful quiet here now

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#3 Jul 23, 2010
Nobody cares anymore.
Chilli transplant

Chillicothe, MO

#4 Jul 23, 2010
If you guys don't have anything nice to say, how 'bout NOT saying anything at all? Have some common courtesy for the family of Mark Woodworth.

There ARE many innocent people in prison. Please allow the evidence to speak for itself...unless of course any of you were present when the crime took place.

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#5 Jul 23, 2010
Let's just let everyone out of prison and close all the pens b/c everyone inside says they are innocent!

And what about common courtesy for the Robertson family?
truthful

De Soto, KS

#6 Jul 23, 2010
This is the day I have prayed for for 20 years. Thank you, GOD.

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#8 Jul 23, 2010
Considering Brandon made the threat not until fairly recent. Also what about the finger print? COme to find out the finger print was pulled by someone else so who knows what else they fudged up on.
questionable

Polo, MO

#9 Jul 23, 2010
Regardless there was a woman murdered and a man who was shot and intended to be murdered. Please show respect for the deceased, victim, and family. Also show respect for the other side. What if Woodworth is innocent.

The ballastics on the firearm in my opinion are questionable. I understand the testing was not conclusive. Only probable or more than likely. that alone is not absolute. I think the sheriff is bound to report what is discovered, regardless.
come on

Chillicothe, MO

#10 Jul 23, 2010
Ok,Brandon didn't do it! Mark DIDN'T do it and let's also have some respect for the Robertson family. DOES anyone have any real facts? Chillicothe's justice system doesn't know anything about facts!
concerned

Chillicothe, MO

#11 Jul 23, 2010
Who is the Hagan guy?

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Chillicothe

#12 Jul 23, 2010
Go read the article at www.chillicothenews.com

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#13 Jul 23, 2010
truthful wrote:
This is the day I have prayed for for 20 years. Thank you, GOD.
So.... let me see if I have this correct. You pray and are thankful to God for this turn of events. Would this be the same God that those opposing your view are praying to. And since your prayers were answered, and theirs were destroyed, does that mean that you're closer to God than they are? Or do you have a secret prayer you use for big stuff?
Personally I'd question your God's batting average. He definitely had a swing and a miss when it came to an innocent mother being murdered. According to you, he then further eff'd up by allowing an innocent person go to jail for it. I suppose those are easily forgotten as long as he gets SOMETHING right. Maybe you should try a magic eight ball.

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#16 Jul 23, 2010
This was in tonights CT and it proves NOTHING.

They are bringing out a bunch of crap about Brandons past but it still doesn't prove that Mark Woodworth didnt kill Cathy Robertson.

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#17 Jul 23, 2010
truthful wrote:
This is the day I have prayed for for 20 years. Thank you, GOD.
20 years!?! Perhaps you had the wrong prayer, or are just a crappy at praying. My bet is no one is listening.

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#18 Jul 23, 2010
Seeing how her brother wasn't arrested until 1993, it seems to me she was praying three years before she needed to.

I wonder why?
Time to Speak

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#19 Jul 23, 2010
Could someone please point out the post that was disrespectful to the Robinson Family....

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#20 Jul 23, 2010
Time to Speak wrote:
Could someone please point out the post that was disrespectful to the Robinson Family....
How about post number 4 on this topic for starters.

How do you think the Robertsons feel about all this being drug up again? They are without their mother for the rest of their lives. The Woodworths can go visit their son and brother every weekend.

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#21 Jul 23, 2010
JokerT wrote:
Let's just let everyone out of prison and close all the pens b/c everyone inside says they are innocent!
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Yea why not! If a convicted felon says they are innocent, then why can't you believe them? They never lie!
relief

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#22 Jul 23, 2010
Way to go sheriff!:)
FREE MARK WOODWORTH

Olathe, KS

#24 Jul 23, 2010
Chillicothe, Mo.—

COLUMBIA, Mo.(AP)— Court documents say a 37-year-old man once suspected in the 1990 killing of a northwest Missouri farm wife told a friend he ‘‘got away with murder.’’
The purported statement by Brandon Hagan came as investigators continue to examine the fatal shooting of Cathy Robertson in Chillicothe and the subsequent conviction of a neighbor who was 16 when she was killed.
While dating Robertson’s oldest daughter, Hagan showed signs of the violent temper that would lead five different people to later seek protection orders and accuse him of assault or threatening their lives. And Robertson’s husband Lyndel, who survived the shooting while the couple slept, initially pushed prosecutors to charge his daughter’s ex-boyfriend.
Hagan never was charged with the crime. Livingston County investigators instead charged Robertson’s neighbor, Mark Woodworth, the son of Lyndel Robertson’s farm partner. Woodworth’s 1995 conviction was overturned on appeal, but he was again convicted in 1999 and is serving life in prison.
A 2009 Associated Press investigation prompted Livingston Sheriff Steve Cox to take a fresh look at the case. His interview of Hagan’s friend is included in a request made Thursday by Woodworth’s lawyer for a new trial.
A written summary of the interview prepared by Cox shows Hagan threatened to kill his friend, Aaron Duncan, and the man’s family in 2008 after Duncan declined to invest $5,000 in a mixed martial arts company started by would-be promoter Hagan near Lake of the Ozarks.
Duncan also told two Miller County deputies who responded to his call for help about Hagan’s threat.
‘‘He told me,’I got away with murder once and I’ll do it again,’’ Duncan said in an AP interview.
Hagan, who also is known as Brandon Thomure and usually uses his stepfather’s last name rather than his birth name, previously has denied involvement in Robertson’s death. He could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.
The request for a new trial before the Missouri Court of Appeals also includes a report by Cox that a former Livingston County investigator falsely said he, rather than another officer, collected fingerprint evidence used to convict Woodworth.
The print was found on an ammunition box inside Robertson’s shed. Woodworth, a high school dropout who helped his father and Robertson, said the box of bullets had been moved to the shed from Robertson’s pickup truck. At trial, a farm employee said Robertson regularly moved ammo boxes between his truck and the shed. None of Mark Woodworth’s fingerprints were found on his father’s revolver, the purported murder weapon.
The revised account of how the fingerprint from the box was obtained came during a September 2009 meeting of Cox, Linn County Sheriff Tom Parks, Livingston County prosecutor Michael Koenig and a Missouri Highway Patrol sergeant.
Maurice Eskew, chief deputy in Linn County, told Cox that another former Linn deputy named Paul Frey had said he, and not colleague David Miller, lifted the latent fingerprint from the ammo box.
Miller, who is now the Chillicothe fire marshal, did not return a telephone call seeking comment. Nor did Eskew or Frey.
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