GUILTY CA - Christine Morton, 31, beaten to death, Williamson County, 13 Aug 1986

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    expected to be freed 3pm CT, his family have just arrived at courthouse to take him home, I always get a tad emotional when I read these cases,
     
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    knicksgal1 Barefoot Girl Sitting on the hood of a Dodge

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    Glad that the truth came out but so sorry for him and his family. This kind of case is what makes me against the death penalty.
     
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    I hope he enjoys his remaining years with his family, and once again we hear that a prosecutor hid exculpatory evidence from his defence, and then continued to try to keep it a secret when his defence requested it to try to show that it was a wrongful conviction
     
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    I completely agree, how many men or women have been executed who were innocent, many of them having no champions to fight for them, so they were convicted and sent to death row, and were eventually executed for a crime they did not commit

    you can free a wrongfully convicted man if he is alive, you cannot resurrect him if he is dead
     
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    Jaxson Your barkin' up the wrong tree

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    John Bradley is alive and should be incarcerated for the next 25 years for railroading this guy in to prison.

    "Morton’s lawyers have accused John Bradley, the local district attorney, of suppressing evidence that would have helped clear Morton, who was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for his wife's fatal beating the year before. That evidence included a transcript of a police interview indicating that Morton's son said the attacker was not his father. The Innocence Project eventually obtained the transcript through a Public Information Act request.
    Bradley has a track record of opposing similar investigations during his time on the Texas Forensic Science Commission, to which he was appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in 2009.
    During a Monday hearing in the case, Bradley urged the public to “recall that prosecutors are called upon to do justice ... that we are searching for the fair solution,” according to the Associated Press."
     
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    Fairy1 Divided We Fall

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    What a tragic story. I'm not 100% for the death penalty - and this is exactly why.

    I'm so sorry for Mr. Morton and I wish him all the very best in what's left of his life.

    Bradley should be disbarred and locked up for 25 years. I will never understand how anyone could possibly consider their pride and reputation to be more valuable than the life of an innocent man. Shame on him.

    I hope we soon learn the identity of the real murderer.
     
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    Horrible. Not only this guy lost his wife, he had to go to prison for her murder, and the child lost both his mother and father after witnessing a murder of his mother.
     
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    Unprecedented use of Texas law on books since 1965.

    Texas judge faces 'court of inquiry' into wrongful conviction (Los Angeles Times)
    much more at the links
    Texas Court Of Inquiry To Decide If Prosecutor Lied (NPR)
     
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    Mr. Morton has been in the news recently. A documentary titled "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story" will debut Monday at SXSW Film Festival.
    The trailer is at this link: http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_FS13855
    Seeing his son talk & then him talk about his son is heartbreaking. I'm looking forward to when it will be available to the general public.

    And in the NY Times, a nice article about his recent wedding - http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/fashion/weddings/ready-to-share-a-life-of-front-page-news.html

     
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    lovely picture, so pleased to see he has been able to find happiness and a good life post his release, he sounds like a good man, and the kindness of not accepting gifts but asking for donations to the Innocence Project who helped him get his release is nice to read,

    I wish him so much joy for the rest of his life,
     
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    http://www.anunrealdream.com/
    http://www.statesman.com/news/entertainment/movies/michael-morton-documentary-is-a-reflection-of-grac/nWjC4/

    http://www.texastribune.org/2013/02/09/ken-andersons-testimony-caps-dramatic-inquiry/

    A ruling will be issued in April. I am hoping for an arrest warrant for the former prosecutor.
     
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