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Old 12-18-2011, 11:37 PM   #12
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Meanwhile in TEXAS

For all those folk who rally round the banner of capital punishment

NY Times
December 19, 2011

Exonerated of Murder, Texan Seeks Inquiry on Prosecutor
AUSTIN, Tex. — A Texas man wrongfully convicted in 1987
of murdering his wife is scheduled to be officially exonerated on Monday.

For six years, the Williamson County district attorney, John Bradley,
fought the request for DNA testing, based on advice from Judge Anderson,
his predecessor and friend.

In 2010, however, a Texas court ordered the DNA testing,
and the results showed that Mrs. Morton’s blood on the bandanna
was mixed with the DNA of another man: Mark A. Norwood,
a felon with a long criminal history who lived about 12 miles
from the Mortons at the time of the murder.

By then, Mr. Morton had spent nearly 25 years in prison.

What is unprecedented is the move planned by lawyers for the man, Michael Morton:
they are expected to file a request for a special hearing to determine whether
the prosecutor broke state laws or ethics rules by withholding evidence

that could have led to Mr. Morton’s acquittal 25 years ago.
Maybe Morton will get Bradley and Anderson disbarred
for conspiracy to commit unlawful imprisonment !
Yeah...I know, that's not gonna happen...

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