Michael Morton: A Year of Freedom

One year ago, Michael Morton took off his scratchy, cotton, inmate-made prison whites and slipped on soft, khaki free-world slacks and a smooth button-down, pinstripe shirt for the first time in nearly 25 years.

After a brief but emotional hearing, he stepped out of the Williamson County Courthouse a free man, relieved after a quarter-century of the label that sent him to prison: murderer.

Morton was freed Oct. 4, 2011, after DNA evidence showed that he did not kill his wife, Christine Morton, in 1986. A year later, he said he is still enjoying the small joys of his new ...

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