Out of prison, Woodworth is enjoying Christmas with family

A Chillicothe man who is free on bond while waiting to be retried in the 1990 shooting of his neighbors is spending Christmas with family for the first time in 15 years.

The Kansas City Star reports that Mark Woodworth grins big when he contemplates the chance to spend the holidays with his parents and six younger brothers and sisters. He's also looking forward to watching his 13 nieces and nephews tear into their gifts.

Woodworth was 16 when his sleeping neighbor, Cathy Robertson, was shot and killed. Her husband Lyndel Robertson, also was shot but survived. Woodworth's two previous convictions were overturned on appeal, most recently in January when the Missouri Supreme Court found that Woodworth and his previous lawyers never received some evidence.