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Texas prosecutors work to comply with evidence law

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The county that wrongfully prosecuted an innocent man for his wife's murder is now working to comply with a law intended to prevent similar cases in the future. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the Williamson County Attorney's office now processes four times more digital evidence than it did a year ago. It's doing so along with every county in Texas to comply with the Michael Morton Act, which requires prosecutors to turn over all evidence collected by law enforcement. Morton was imprisoned for a quarter-century for the death of his wife, Christine, but freed after newly discovered evidence pointed to another man, Mark Alan Norwood. Williamson County and several others in Texas estimate the new law will cost them more than $100,000 each in added costs.

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