The now famous case of Michael Morton looms over Texas law, law enforcement, and legal procedure.
Convicted of murdering his wife, Morton was sentenced to life in prison in 1987, but would later be completely exonerated fro the crime. It is a cautionary reminder of what happens when overzealous law officials and prosecutors decide the facts of a crime rather than investigate it.
Incarcerated for nearly 25 years in prison, Morton's case would spur a law reforming criminal procedures and the imprisonment of the prosecutor in the case for evidence suppression.
Morton has written a memoir of his life entitled "Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25 Year Journey from Prison to Peace."
- Michael Morton
*This is the second segment in the July 28 edition of The Source, which airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM. Audio for this segment will be posted by 5:30 p.m.