Ignored – phone tip of a forged signature on a check cashed after the murder, phone tip of a credit card recovered, a recorded talk between the victim’s mother and a detective, etc.
On Wednesday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals agreed to toss out Morton’s 1987 conviction and life sentence for his wife’s murder. He spent nearly 25 years in prison before being freed last week. We’re left with an uncomfortable truth: Both Mortons were victims. And neither got justice.
Exonerated of Murder, Texan Seeks Inquiry on Prosecutor
Also missing were police reports from Mr. Morton’s neighbors, who said they had seen a man in a green van repeatedly park near their home and walk into the woods behind their house.
Another person freed…after 27 years
The Virginia Court of Appeals has granted a writ of actual innocence for Thomas E. Haynesworth, the Richmond man who served 27 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted in a series of rapes in the 1980s.