Mary Bell http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Appeals Court Vacates George Allen's Murder Conviction http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/appeals-court-vacates-george-allens-murder-conviction <p><em>Updated at 5 p.m. with statement from circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce. Previously updated with statement for Attorney General Chris Koster.</em></p><p>George Allen is a free man, likely for good.</p><p>A Missouri appeals court today <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=58869">upheld</a> a lower court ruling that vacated Allen's 1983 rape and murder convictions in the death of court reporter Mary Bell.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:48:56 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7737 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Appeals Court Vacates George Allen's Murder Conviction