Jury Chosen for Mark Norwood's Murder Trial

SAN ANGELO — Twelve jurors were chosen Monday in the Tom Green County Courthouse to decide whether Mark Alan Norwood is guilty of capital murder in the 1986 bludgeoning death of Christine Morton in North Austin.

Norwood, a former Bastrop dishwasher, faces life in prison after DNA testing linked him to Christine Morton's murder, a crime for which her husband Michael Morton was wrongfully convicted in 1987 and spent nearly 25 years in prison. Michael Morton was released in 2011 after DNA testing showed that Norwood's biological material was mixed with Christine Morton's blood on a blue ...

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