Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reason #37: Other People's DNA

I swear; I could make a daily blog dealing with nothing but Texas felony convictions.

This one was going to be about DNA evidence finally freeing 57-year-old Michael Morton after serving 25 years of a life sentence for the murder of his wife (which prosecutors claimed was the result of her refusing to have sex with him on his birthday), but then I sat down and did the math - the murder occurred in 1986, and Morton's been in jail for 25 years. Now I'm mostly just impressed that the American justice system actually managed to prosecute somebody within a year of the crime.

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