SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Mark Norwood was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday in the brutal beating death of Christine Morton in 1986. A San Angelo jury sentenced him to life in prison.
The case gained national headlines after the victim's husband, Michael Morton was freed, after serving nearly 25 years in prison for his wife's death. The case broke open after DNA on a bandanna tied Norwood to the crime.
Now here's what will happen next for Norwood: His attorney is expected for file an appeal as early as next week.
Norwood, 58, was sentenced to life but his punishment falls under the law at the time of the crime. The laws in 1986 makes him eligible for parole after serving 15 years.
Norwood is also charged in the beating death of another woman, Debra Baker. She was killed in her Austin home, two years after Morton's murder.
The date for this trial has not yet been set.