Stop Wrongful Convictions

For those unaware of the Michael Morton case, he was exonerated late last year after serving 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit.  I can’t help but notice the similarities in the two cases and I wanted to share my observations.  Morton’s wife, Christine was found bludgeoned to death in their home, much like Michelle Young.  Their 3 year old son was in the home unharmed, there was no sign of forced entry and the couple had recently been arguing over not enough sex in the marriage.

Morton became a suspect immediately, even though he went to work at his normal time and appeared to be fine.  The prosecutor built him up to be a monster and relentlessly attacked his character, much like the prosecutors did to Jason Young.  They also downplayed evidence at the scene.  A footprint was found near a fence behind the yard but it was…

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