Judge: Missouri convict should be exonerated of murderPosted on 3 February 2018 at 4:48pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A judge says a southeast Missouri man convicted of murder for the 2000 killing of a woman should be exonerated.
The Southeast Missourian reports that Judge Darrell Missey issued his report Friday in the case of David Robinson, who was convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of Sheila Box in Sikeston. The judge was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to make a recommendation as part of the high court's review of Robinson's conviction. It's unclear how long it will take the Supreme Court to rule.
The judge says police and a former assistant attorney general who tried the case "knowingly presented false testimony" and "failed to take any steps to correct that false testimony."
Robinson is serving a life sentence, although another man has since confessed to the killing, and two witnesses have recanted. No physical evidence ties Robinson to the murder. Robinson says he was framed.
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