Texas Monthly has just completed a two part article on the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton out of Williamson County. I thought I knew this case well but it is more shocking than I even realized. It has everything: A good-old-boy know-it-all former Texas Ranger turned County Sheriff, overzealous and perhaps even crooked prosecutors, and a CSI turn of events that no one would believe.
It is a must read for anyone interested in criminal justice. More importantly, it is a must read for anyone whoever sits on a jury in the future.
In typical Texas Monthly fashion, they are long. But they are also fantastic. (The articles are free online but there might be a very quick and easy registration first. It is more than worth it.)
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