Gov. Perry To Sign Morton Act
Gov. Rick Perry is holding a special ceremony to sign into effect a new law.
The Michael Morton Act in named in honor of the man who spent 25 years in prison after wrongfully convicted of killing his wife. The district attorney in the case, now a Texas judge is facing charges he deliberately withheld evidence from Morton’s defense.
The act would compel prosecutors to share case files with defense attorneys that can help the defendant’s case.
The proposal sail through both the House and Senate and has the Governor’s full support.
It is expected that Gov. Perry will address other issues during the event including a hopeful deal to reach a budget agreement for the state.