Mary Bell

George Allen
2:48 pm
Wed December 26, 2012

Appeals Court Vacates George Allen's Murder Conviction

George Allen walks out of the Cole County Courthouse on November 14, 2012. A state appeals court today vacated his 1983 rape and murder convictions.
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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.

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