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.
Michael Morton's memoir
Getting Life: An Innocent Man's 25-Year
Journey From Prison to Peace
was released July 8, 2014 and is available from
the outlets below.
Don’t let Michael’s story be your story. Join
with Michael and people all over Texas who
support changes in state law that will hold
prosecutors accountable when they cross
the line in their pursuit of justice.