Judge denies motion to suppress DNA evidence in '88 murder case

AUSTIN - Before Mark Norwood goes to trial next week in connection to the 1988 death of Debra Baker, a judge has denied a motion to suppress DNA evidence against the man.

On Tuesday, Norwood testified in a Travis County court that he was coerced into signing a DNA consent form, KVUE's Jennifer Auh reports. The detective in the case testified that he was not coerced and that had a search warrant in case Norwood refused to take the DNA test.

Norwood was convicted in the infamous 1986 killing of Christine Morton and is now charged in the 1988 death of Baker. Baker was beaten to death in her bed.

Micheal Morton, Christine Morton's husband, spent 25 years in prison for her bludgeoning death before DNA analysis finally freed him.


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