Appeals Court Upholds Ruling In 30 Year Old Murder Case

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George Allen Jr. (File photo)

George Allen Jr. (File photo)

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A Missouri appeals court denied the attorney general’s appeal to overturn a judge’s order that released a man who had been imprisoned for nearly 30 years.

In November, a Cole County judge overturned George Allen Jr’s conviction saying he didn’t get a fair trial because evidence was with-held from his original trial.

Allen was convicted of killing Mary Bell in 1982.