Sheriffs aren't giving up on unsolved Missouri murder case

     BENTON, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri sheriff and the man who unseated him in the November election say they're not giving up on trying to solve a 19-year-old woman's shooting death that's been unsolved for nearly a quarter century.
     Outgoing Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter tells the Southeast Missourian of Cape Girardeau that he'll continue chasing any leads in Angela Mischelle Lawless' November 1992 case even after he's out of office in January.
     As sheriff since 2005, Walter reopened the case two years into his tenure. His successor, Wes Drury, says he also intends to continue the investigation.
     A man convicted of killing Lawless spent 16 years in prison before being declared innocent in 2009 after various witnesses recanted their testimony and errors were found in the prosecution's case.

   

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