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The Resource Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir, Michael Morton

Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir, Michael Morton

Label
Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir
Title
Getting life
Title remainder
an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Michael Morton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On August 13, 1986, the day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton left work to pick up his three-year-old son Eric from the babysitter. When he arrived, the sitter told him Michael's wife, Chris, had never dropped their boy off. He knew instantly something was wrong--and when he called his home line and a sheriff answered the phone, he knew it was worse than he could have imagined. Eric was safe, but Chris Morton had been beaten to death in the couple's bed. The Williamson County Sherriff's office wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite having absolutely no physical evidence that he had committed the crime--and indeed, as would be revealed nearly a quarter century later in court transcripts, despite Eric's insistence that "Daddy wasn't there" and a narration of details of the crime he could only have known through first-hand witness. The sheriff and district attorney in Michael's case never shared that transcript with the defense or, more importantly, the jury. GETTING LIFE is a sensational story of murder, injustice, and twenty-five years spent behind bars before Michael Morton was released on October 4, 2011 on the basis of exculpatory physical evidence of the real killer's guilt, which had been in the evidence locker the whole time and known to the prosecuting attorneys"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morton, Michael
Dewey number
  • 365/.6092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9468.M67
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morton, Michael
  • Prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • False imprisonment
  • Judicial error
Label
Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir, Michael Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865496279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9781476756837
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014000148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)865496279
Label
Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir, Michael Morton
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn865496279
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 283 pages
Isbn
9781476756837
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2014000148
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)865496279

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