Man falsely imprisoned for 25 years gets married
After he was falsely convicted of murdering his wife, Michael Morton wasted away in prison for almost 25 years. When he got out in 2011, he was ready to start his life again, but he hadn't planned for romance to factor in. That quickly changed. This weekend he married Cynthia May Chessman who asked him out for coffee after hearing him speak in church, the New York Times reported:
In January 2012, he was invited to speak at First Baptist Church Liberty City, which he and his parents had been attending since his release. At the church that night, Mr. Morton spoke of his spiritual journey — one night in 2001 in his cell, he said, he felt the presence of God bathing him in a golden light — and he told the audience that if anyone wanted to learn more about prison life, he would meet for a cup of coffee.
Ms. Chessman, a member of the church, was there that night. “I was actually working in the sound booth, so I was paying real close attention to everything he was saying,” she said. “As he was talking, he said some things that just really rang common with me: that we had both been in a kind of rock-bottom place and needing the Lord to show us something.”