Novelist Michael Morton Novelist Michael Morton

Michael Morton


Michael Morton who is born on August 12, 1954 in Texas is a famous Novelist. The age of Michael Morton is 62 year old. The birth sign of Michael Morton is Leo. Michael Morton has have thousand of fans and supporters in Texas.

BirthdayAugust 12, 1954
Birth SignLeo
About Michael Morton

Michael was an American who lost 25 years of his life in the murder case of his wife, Christine Morton. He came out to be innocent after he went through DNA test and was later released on 4th October, 2011. He was wrongly convicted in the case. The case became so popular that it was featured on ‘60 Minutes’ a CBS show on 2012. Even a novel was authored by Kurt Johnson titled as ‘Depraved Prosecution’ in July 2012. He also published a memoir titled “Getting Life: An Innocent Man’s 25 Year- Journey from Prison to Peace” in 2014.

A Texas Senate Bill was passed on 2013 and was named after him as ‘The Michael Morton Act’ finally coming into enforcement on 1st January, 2014.

Michael Morton Before Fame

He was married to Christine Morton and is blessed with one child, Eric. He was later remarried to Cynthia May Chessman after being released from prison.


His wife’s murderer was a dishwasher, Mark Alan Norwood.

Michael Morton Family Life

He was born on 12th August, 1954 in Texas with American nationality and white ethnicity. He was working as supermarket manager in Texas. In 1986, he lost his wife in a murder in which she was beaten to death.

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The case was also featured on ‘The Katie Couric Show’ in 2012.

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