Tune-In: CNN Films Premieres An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story
On Thursday, December 5 at 9 p.m., CNN Films will premiere
An Unreal Dream:The Michael Morton Story
, a documentary about Texas exoneree Michael Morton.
Morton spent 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Christine, before he was exonerated by DNA evidence in 2011. Last month, former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson entered a plea to criminal contempt for deliberately withholding exculpatory evidence pointing to Morton’s innocence before he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.
The film details how, with help from the Innocence Project, Morton proved his innocence and started his life over. The DNA evidence that cleared Morton implicated another man, Mark Norwood, who had been tied to a similar Texas murder that occurred two years after the murder of Morton’s wife. Norwood has since been convicted of Christine Morton’s murder.
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