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Morton Conviction Reversed

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Today the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed to overturn Morton's conviction.

Last Tuesday, Michael Morton walked out of jail a free man after being declared innocent of his wife's murder in 1986. After an independent review, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals announced today that it has approved the agreement to reverse Morton's conviction. The agreement was jointly presented by Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley, and Morton's attorneys.

Following a dismissal of the indictment by the judge, Morton will be eligible for compensation from the state. His lawyers have indicated they are investigating how Morton was sentenced and convicted in the first.

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