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      Barber to get new trial

      former Kirksville dentist Steve Barber

      In a judgment that was handed down Tuesday, former Kirksville dentist Steve Barber will get a new trial.The Western District Court of Appeals heard oral arguments last month in the appeal of Barber's conviction on two felony counts.

      Barber was convicted a year ago on two counts of tampering with a witness. He was sentenced to five years in prison on each count, with the sentences to be served at the same time.The Court of Appeals has reversed that judgment and Barber will get a new trial.He has been free on bond pending the outcome of his appeal.We will have more details as they become available and to read the court ruling, click here.To see the prosecuting attorney's response, click here.Previous stories...Barber appeal heard - Monday, October 29, 2012 Monday was a big day for a former Kirksville dentist.Barber appeal date set - Friday, August 31, 2012 Oral arguments to be heard in October.Another delay in Barber appeal - Tuesday, July 24, 2012 State granted an additional 30 days to file paperwork.Dr. Steve Barber sentenced - Wednesday, August 17, 2011 Former Kirksville dentist Steve Barber was sentenced Wednesday.