True Crime Club: Wrongfully Convicted - Michael Morton

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Join us for an engaging, lighthearted discussion of this fascinating yet disturbing genre. We focus our discussion on uplifting and empathizing with the victims of these crimes.

We will be reading Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir by  Michael Morton. as our main source of information, but feel free to research this topic however you choose!

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Summary: In 1986, Michael Morton was a supermarket manager in Texas and a husband and father. As he says of his family, “I’ve often felt how almost excruciatingly average we were, a chunk out of a demographic study: the house, the yard, the kid, the car. We had everything but the picket fence. It was good.”

Michael Morton’s life, however, took a horrific turn that same year: his wife was murdered in their bed, and he was convicted of that murder, despite any evidence pointing to his guilt and tremendous evidence showing his innocence.

After spending nearly 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife, Morton was released on October 4, 2011, and officially exonerated in December 2011. DNA evidence implicated another man, who has also been tied to a similar Texas murder that occurred two years after the murder of Morton’s wife.

Genres:True Crime, Nonfiction, Memoir, Social Issues


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