Start of Norwood Trial Brings Emotional Testimony

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Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout to include details of Tuesday's court testimony.

SAN ANGELO — Christine and Michael Morton's son, Eric Olson, spent much of Tuesday afternoon with his head bent over his lap, averting his gaze from gruesome photos of his mother's unrecognizable face taken after she was beaten to death nearly 27 years ago in her bed in the family's North Austin home.

It was the first day of Mark Alan Norwood's murder trial in the Tom Green County Courthouse. Norwood, 58, a onetime Bastrop dishwasher, is accused of beating ...

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