Conflicting statements by a former Fort Collins police detective who helped send Timothy Masters to prison for murder could start a court battle over whether she disclosed a doctor's opinion about the intricacy of the victim's wounds.
And if she did, why a report of the interview has not been found.
Plastic surgeon Christopher Tsoi has said that he told investigator Marsha Reed in early 1998 that he believed the genital wounds inflicted on murder victim Peggy Hettrick were probably made by someone with surgical skill.
Among Masters' arguments is that he, as a 15-year-old at the time of Hettrick's 1987 murder, lacked the surgical ability to inflict such precise wounds.
The Denver Post