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Michael Morton Speech

September 2nd, 2014 by Tony Mendoza

On the one year anniversary of Michael Morton’s release from prison after 24 years and 7 months, he reflects on his conviction and subsequent exoneration.

Michael Morton was convicted in Williamson County, Texas in 1987 for the murder of his wife Christine Morton.  The only problem is, he did not commit the crime.  Not until DNA testing of bloody evidence did Morton win his freedom 25 years later. The prosecutor at the time, former Judge Ken Anderson, deliberately hid exculpatory evidence from defense attorneys.