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Getting Life - An Innocent Man's 25-year Journey from Prison to Peace

Michael Morton

On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed-and the Williamson County Sherriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed. Drawing on twenty-five years of recollections, court transcripts, and more than one thousand pages of personal journals he wrote in prison, Michael recounts the hidden police reports about an unidentified van parked near his house that were never pursued; the treasure trove of evidence, including a bandana with the killer's DNA on it, that was never introduced in court; the call from a neighboring county reporting the attempted use of his wife's credit card that was given to local police; and, ultimately, how Michael battled his way through the darkness to become a free man once again.

On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed-and the Williamson County Sherriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed. Drawing on twenty-five years of recollections, court transcripts, and more than one thousand pages of personal journals he wrote in prison, Michael recounts the hidden police reports about an unidentified van parked near his house that were never pursued; the treasure trove of evidence, including a bandana with the killer's DNA on it, that was never introduced in court; the call from a neighboring county reporting the attempted use of his wife's credit card that was given to local police; and, ultimately, how Michael battled his way through the darkness to become a free man once again.
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On August 13, 1986, just one day after his thirty-second birthday, Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed-and the Williamson County Sherriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on Michael, despite an absolute lack of physical evidence. Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed. Drawing on twenty-five years of recollections, court transcripts, and more than one thousand pages of personal journals he wrote in prison, Michael recounts the hidden police reports about an unidentified van parked near his house that were never pursued; the treasure trove of evidence, including a bandana with the killer's DNA on it, that was never introduced in court; the call from a neighboring county reporting the attempted use of his wife's credit card that was given to local police; and, ultimately, how Michael battled his way through the darkness to become a free man once again.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roger Wayne

Length:

9h 54m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:10


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

17:48


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:10


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:35


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:00


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

18:10


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

36:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:32


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

13:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

35:46


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

37:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

46:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

13:34