Texas Man Found Guilty in Wrongful Conviction Case 3/28/13
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A West Texas jury has convicted a man for the
murder of an Austin woman whose husband was wrongfully convicted of her slaying.
Jurors in San Angelo found Mark Alan Norwood guilty of capital murder
Wednesday for the 1986 beating death of Christine Morton. She was attacked in
Prosecutors say Norwood beat the woman to death. He was sentenced to life in
prison, but is eligible for parole after 15 years.
Morton's husband, Michael, was initially convicted in her death in 1987. But
he was freed in 2011. He served nearly 25 years in prison before DNA evidence
exonerated him and pointed to Norwood.
The 58-year-old Norwood also has been charged with capital murder in the
1988 death of Debra Masters Baker, who lived near the Mortons.