(convicted of killing wife by texas jury)
"There was no scientific evidence, there was no eyewitness, there was no murder weapon, there was no believable motive," Morton says. "... I didn't see how any rational, thinking person would say that's enough for a guilty verdict."
The little boy, Eric, had seen the attack and told relatives that daddy was not home at the time. He described the man who did it. The jury didn't hear of this - and felt "they were doing justice for Christine"
The problem with a shooting star professor is he/she hasn't had the wonderful experience of looking back on their career and finding mistakes, perhaps some big mistake, that haunt them and make them second guess what they thought was true.