In 1986, after leaving his home in the suburbs for a regular day at work, Michael Morton’s wife Christine was brutally murdered while their 3-year old son watched. Upon returning from work, Michael was the prime suspect in her murder and six weeks later he was arrested. In 1987, Michael was sentenced to life in prison after he and his parents had exhausted their life savings trying to defend him against a District Attorney who withheld key evidence in this case. That evidence was later discovered by the Innocence Project and Michael’s pro bono lawyer John Raley. That evidence ultimately freed Michael in October 2011, after he spent 25 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
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Michael Morton’s memoir
Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25-Year Journey From Prison to Peace
will be released July 8, 2014 and is available for pre-order from the outlets below.