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Michael Morton takes stand in Norwood trial

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Tuesday morning Michael Morton arrived at the Tom Green County Courthouse along with several of his family members including his son Eric, who was just 3-years-old when his mother was killed.

Mark Norwood, 58, is now on trial for that murder.

In opening statements, the prosecutor brought up the bandana found not far from the crime scene that contained DNA belonging to Christine Morton and Mark Norwood. She also talked about the gun that was discovered stolen from Morton after the murder and that after Norwood was linked to the crime in 2011, investigators spoke with a former friend of Norwood's who was in possession of that gun and said Norwood sold it to him in 1986.

Norwood's attorneys say the state's case can be summed up in two words: contamination and liars.

First to take the stand was Michael Morton. On the second floor of this courthouse is where he had to be in the same room as Mark Norwood and face him for the first time.

Morton spoke about the day when Christine was found dead and how he always believed it was an intruder that killed her.

Prosecutors will work to prove that intruder was Mark Norwood.

After Morton took the stand, several former Williamson County Sheriff's Deputies testified along with a former crime lab analyst.

Tuesday afternoon crime scene photos from the murder were shown and at that point, Christine Morton's son, Eric, put his head down. Michael Morton was not in the courtroom.

The trial continues Wednesday morning.

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