Updated at 5 p.m. with statement from circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce. Previously updated with statement for Attorney General Chris Koster.
George Allen is a free man, likely for good.
A Missouri appeals court today upheld a lower court ruling that vacated Allen's 1983 rape and murder convictions in the death of court reporter Mary Bell.
A University City man who’s spent 30 years behind bars has been set free by a Cole County judge after his murder conviction was vacated.
A University City man serving a life sentence for murder may soon walk free. Attorneys representing George Allen presented new evidence at a hearing in Jefferson City Friday.
Allen has already served 30 years for the brutal 1982 rape and murder of court reporter Mary Bell.
Barry Scheck is a lawyer with the Innocence Project. He says the Attorney General's office is accepting a list of new "undisputed facts" that could set Allen free.
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