House approves Michael Morton Act


The Texas House tentatively approved the Michael Morton Act without opposition and without debate Monday, then followed with unanimous approval for a Morton-backed bill extending the statute of limitations on misconduct complaints against prosecutors.

With final House approval expected Tuesday, sending the bills to a receptive Gov. Rick Perry, Morton finds himself in the midst of an extraordinary string of victories — beginning with the biggest in October 2011, when he was freed after almost 25 years in prison and declared innocent of the 1986 murder of his first wife, Christine.


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