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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 12:08 AM

Norwood found guilty in Morton case

A San Angelo jury found Mark Norwood guilty of capital murder at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday after three and a half hours of deliberation.

Mr. Norwood is sentenced to life in prison. Following the law at the time of the 1986 murder, Mr. Norwood is eligible for parole after serving 15 years of the sentence.

Mr. Norwood's family cried as the verdict was read out loud by Judge Burt Carnes. Mr. Norwood showed no reaction. Dorothy Norwood, Mr. Norwood's mother, maintains that her son is innocent and said the Texas justice system is broken.

Michael Morton held hands with his wife Cynthia Chessman as the verdict was read. His son Eric Olson held hands with his wife and his aunt Mary Olson and began to cry when the verdict was announced. Morton family members embraced the family of Debra Baker as people began to disperse from the courtroom.

More at http://wilcosun.com/ .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 06:57 AM

1. I'm late. Who was murdered?

Someone named Morton ("Morton Case" or Debra Baker?

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Fri Mar 29, 2013, 07:58 AM

2. Christine Morton was murdered--they finally convicted the correct person:

From Wikipedia:

Michael Morton is an American who was wrongfully convicted in 1987 in a Williamson County, Texas court of the 1986 murder of his wife Christine Morton. He spent nearly 25 years in prison before he was exonerated by DNA evidence identified under the direction of the Innocence Project which supported his claim of innocence and pointed to the crime being committed by another individual. Morton was released from prison on October 4, 2011; an investigation is underway into possible prosecutorial misconduct (Ken Anderson) in the case.

There are a few more posts here in the Texas Group that I made earlier this year--the oldest are at the bottom of the list.


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