As reported by the Austin American-Statesman on October 11th, 2011, Michael Morton has been released from prison after serving 25 years for a crime he did not commit, and his lawyers are looking to prove the prosecution botched the case.
Gerry Goldstein, one of Morton’s lawyers, is working to have a vigorous investigation into the wrongful conviction. Morton served 25 years in prison for the 1986 murder of his wife in Austin.
Defense attorneys are showing evidence was hidden from the case and leads that could have prevented to conviction were ignored. Court documents prepared by Morton’s legal team focused on four allegations of wrongdoing.