The Case At The Crime Scene Essay
According to the file there was just one evidence against Morton and that evidence was a note found at the crime scene. That note was signed with “I L Y,” for I love you, and “M,” for Michael, who was Christine’s husband. (Bazelon, 2012). That note was all about a husband’s anger over his wife as she did not let him have sex with her at the night of Morton’s birthday. But that of course was not an enough evidence to prove someone guilty of homicide. It was possible that Morton left note for Christine so that she could read it after he had left for work. But the Sherriff started treating him like he was the real culprit.
There were few shocking evidences as well that Ken Anderson kept confidential and did not present in front of the jury.
1. The biggest and most authentic evidence in favor of Michael Morton was the statement of his own son Eric. In a police report it was mentioned that the mother of Christine had told the investigators that the three year old Eric eye witnessed the murder. Eric described the scene in words like a huge monster with a big moustache killed his mother.
In the report, Eric says “He hit mommy”.
“Was daddy there?” his grandmother asked
“No mommy and Eric were there” Eric replied. (CBS news, 2014)
2. Where Anderson was responsible for keeping the evidences, the sheriff Boutwell who investigated the crime scene was equally responsible for the 25 years of Morton in prison. When he suspected Michael, he ignored…