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Tue May 15, 2018, 06:51 PM

Missouri man who spent two decades in prison freed after judge slams homicide investigation

Source: National Post


Since David Robinson's sentencing another man has confessed to killing Sheila Box in Sikeston in 2001, and two witnesses have recanted



In this Sept. 2016 file photo, David Robinson poses for a portrait in the visiting area inside Jefferson City Correctional Center
in Jefferson City, Mo.Laura Simon/The Southeast Missourian via AP File



May 15, 2018
8:10 AM EDT

Last Updated
May 15, 2018
11:43 AM EDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — A 49-year-old Missouri man who served nearly 20 years in prison for first-degree murder has been freed after a judge criticized how the homicide investigation was handled and the state’s top prosecutor recommended that charges be dismissed.

David Robinson was greeted with hugs as he emerged around 10 p.m. Monday from the Jefferson City Correctional Center.

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley reviewed a judge's ruling in February that found a police detective was "lacking in candor or competence, or both."

. . .

The detective has resigned. Hawley also evaluated the evidence available for a retrial. Since Robinson's sentencing, another man has confessed to killing Box and two witnesses have recanted.



Read more: http://nationalpost.com/news/world/missouri-man-freed-after-judge-slams-homicide-investigation



CBS NEWS May 15, 2018, 1:40 AM
Missouri man David Robinson free after years in prison for murder he didn't commit

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A Missouri man walked free from prison on Monday after serving nearly 18 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit. David Robinson of Sikeston was released Monday night from the Jefferson City Correctional Center, hours after Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley recommended that charges against him be dismissed.

Robinson had been behind bars since being convicted in 2001 of killing Sheila Box, who was shot to death after leaving a Sikeston bar she co-owned with $300 in cash and checks. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

"Been a living nightmare. It's been an up-and-down rollercoaster," Robinson told "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty in a recent interview in prison.

. . .

But there was little to tie Robinson to the murder: No physical evidence, just one eyewitness, Albert Baker, a paid police informant who claimed he saw Robinson shoot Box at a busy intersection.

More:
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/david-robinson-released-missouri-wrongful-conviction-sheila-box-murder-sikeston/

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 07:01 PM

1. To paraphrase a DA...

"Money is a poor substitute for freedom, but it's all we've got." Give it to him. LOTS of it.

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Tue May 15, 2018, 08:10 PM

2. Those two false witnesses and the police should be imprisoned. . . . nt

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