Ken Paxton

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Attorney General Statement on Guilty Verdict in Christine Morton Murder Case

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued the following statement after a Tom Green County jury found Mark Alan Norwood guilty for the 1986 murder of Christine Morton and sentenced him to life in prison:

With today’s guilty verdict, a lifelong dose of long-overdue justice has finally been served on Mark Alan Norwood. No jury verdict can bring back the life that was tragically stolen from the young mother, Christine Mortonnor can it recover the devastating years that her husband Michael Morton spent unjustly imprisoned for her murder. We can only hope that today’s verdict provides some much-deserved, but woefully delayed, justice for a family that suffered so terribly for so long.