Evidence of Innocence: The Case of Michael Morton - 25 Yrs in Prison for a Crime he didn't do! 60 Minutes
60 MinutesMarch 25, 2012
Evidence of Innocence: The case of Michael Morton"I did not do this," Michael Morton said as he was led away in handcuffs, convicted of murdering his wife in 1987. Hardly anyone believed him. Now, after twenty five years in prison, Morton has been proven right and freed based on DNA tests. Morton and his lawyers say they recently discovered something astonishing: sitting in his prosecutor's file all those years was evidence that could have established Morton's innocence during his trial. Lara Logan reports.