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Key Witness in SeMo Murder Case Says He Could Have Erred

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Some new questions are being raised about the conviction of a man in a 1992 murder.

A man whose testimony was key evidence linking Joshual Kezer to the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless now says he could have been wrong.

In a letter to the Southeast Missourian in Cape Girardeau, Mark Abbott, a federal prisoner, says it's possible he was wrong when he said Kezer was the man he saw near the site where Lawless' body was found.

His letter adds to questions that have been raised by the attorney general's office about Kezer's conviction.

Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reopened the murder investigation in 2006 after he became convinced that Kezer was innocent.

Kezer, who's been in prison for nearly 15 years, has always maintained his innocence.

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