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Bill for court costs in Morton case exceeds $158,000

By Claire Osborn - American-Statesman Staff

Williamson County has paid more than $158,000 for court-related costs associated with the case of Michael Morton, who was freed after serving 25 years in jail due to a wrongful conviction in his wife’s murder.

Morton was wrongfully convicted in 1987 in connection with the beating death of his wife, Christine Morton. He was released from prison in the fall of 2011 after DNA evidence exonerated him.

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