AUSTIN (KXAN) - Michael Morton, the Williamson County man wrongfully imprisoned for a quarter-century in his wife's death, will mark the anniversary of his exoneration by pushing for more accountability for Texas prosecutors.
Morton, set free one year ago Thursday after DNA evidence linked someone else to the scene of his wife's death in 1986, will talk about his ideas for prosecutorial accountability during a luncheon appearance in the cafeteria of the Texas Capitol.
Morton will walk listeners through his life, beginning on the day he left for work in 1986 from his suburban home in Williamson County, and returned home later that day to find that he was the prime suspect in his wife's murder. He'll touch on his experiences during the trial, sentencing, prison and exoneration.
During his appearance at the Capitol, Morton will chronicle the legal battles he endured trying to get key evidence released and tested that would ultimately prove his innocence. He concludes by calling for "minor tweaks" to state law to prevent this from happening to others, like it happened to him.
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Along with a his presentation that starts at 11:45 a.m., Morton will unveil his new website.
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