Norwood indicted for 1986 murder of Christine Morton

Posted in Criminal Justice, Williamson County at 9:18 pm by wcnews

Via the AAS, Norwood indicted on capital murder charge in Morton case.

A Williamson County grand jury today returned a capital murder indictment accusing Mark Alan Norwood of the 1986 beating death of Christine Morton.

If convicted, Norwood could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole.

The indictment accused Norwood, a Bastrop dishwasher who was a carpet installer in the late 1980s, of repeatedly striking Morton in the head with an unknown blunt object while burglarizing her house in southwestern Williamson County.

Morton’s purse and a .45-caliber gun belonging to her husband, Michael Morton, were reported stolen in the crime.
The indictment was handed up shortly after 5 p.m.

Norwood is also being looked at for murdering Debra Baker, and now tied to a potential third murder of Natalie Antonetti, Travis County Looks at Possible Norwood Link in Murder. All three murders are eerily similar.

All three women were beaten to death as they slept. The assailant entered their homes in the early morning hours, and all three were bludgeoned with a large, blunt wooden object. The three women were all attractive brunette mothers in their 30s. And each of the murders occurred on the 13th day of the month.

This is starting to seem too much like an episode of Criminal Minds.

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