A beautifully written piece of a man wrongly convicted of killing his wife
November 18, 2012
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I spend over an hour this morning reading the story of Michael Morton. It’s a long story. It’s a sad story. It’s full of pain, for all sides. But it’s also about the harm that people in power can do. This is one of the most powerful, true stories I have read in a long time.
If I haven’t convinced you to read this story yet, I’ll make one more pitch: the story is very well written and I was engrossed. Pamela Colloff, the writer, does a fantastic job of telling this story. At times I wondered weather I was reading a fantastic work of fiction.
Here is part 1. Here is part 2. After reading, if you are so inclined, please donate to the Innocence Project.
Stories like this are why I cannot be for the death penalty.