A full 3,888 days after Hank Skinner first asked for testing of the DNA in the murder case that sent him to death row, the Texas Attorney General’s Office finally relented.
June 5, 2012 | by Sonia Smith
Michael Morton was wrongfully convicted of the 1986 murder of his wife, Christine. After serving nearly 25 years in prison for the crime, he was exonerated in 2011. Executive editor Pamela Colloff has spent months chronicling this story, and she was recently nominated for a National Magazine Award for her pieces about the Morton saga. Read all of her reporting on the developments in Michael's case here.