Agreement Reached on Michael Morton Act

A tentative deal struck Wednesday among legislators and prosecutors on a bill that would require state lawyers to give evidence to the accused in criminal cases means that the Michael Morton Act will be on the Senate floor for a vote Thursday.

"It looks as if we have a deal," Michael Morton said following an afternoon of negotiations with senators and lawyers.

The bill that would require prosecutors to share evidence with defendants was inspired by Morton's 25-year ordeal with the criminal justice system. Morton was wrongfully convicted in 1987 of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in ...

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