Texas Man Found Guilty In Wrongful Conviction Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- A jury has convicted a man for the murder of an Austin woman whose husband was wrongfully convicted of her slaying and spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated.

The San Angelo Standard-Times reports jurors in San Angelo on Wednesday found Mark Alan Norwood guilty of capital murder in the death of Christine Morton. He faces up to life in prison.

Morton's husband, Michael Morton, was initially convicted in her 1986 death, but he was freed in 2011 after new DNA testing on a bandanna found near the couple's home exonerated him and linked Norwood to the crime.

The prosecutor in Morton's case, now a judge, is accused of hiding evidence from defense attorneys.

Publicity in the case led a judge to move Norwood's trial to San Angelo.

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