Texas man jailed 25 years for murder is exonerated – allegations that prosecutors withheld evidence to be examined

The Los Angeles Times (reported by Molly Hennessy-Fiske in Houston) – October 13, 2011 A Texas appeals court has formally exonerated a man set free last week after he spent nearly 25 years in prison for his wife’s 1986 killing, which DNA tests indicate another man committed. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday declared Michael Morton innocent of killing his wife, Christine, according to Paul Cates, a spokesman for the New York-based Innocence Project, which represented Morton in appealing his conviction. The ruling makes Morton eligible to receive…[For full story: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/10/texas-man-jailed-for-25-years-exonerated.html ]

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Texas man jailed 25 years for murder is exonerated – allegations that prosecutors withheld evidence to be examined

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