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Sunday, April 21, 2013

DA hid evidence to secure man’s 1987 conviction for murder

Georgetown, Texas – Former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson was arrested and booked into jail and then released on bail after a specially convened court found that he intentionally hid evidence to secure Michael Morton’s 1987 conviction for murder.

In a blunt and scathing ruling, District Judge Louis Sturns said Anderson acted to defraud the trial court and Morton’s defense lawyers, resulting in an innocent man serving almost 25 years in prison.

“This court cannot think of a more intentionally harmful act than a prosecutor’s conscious choice to hide mitigating evidence so as to create an uneven playing field for a defendant facing a murder charge and a life sentence,” Sturns said. Full Article

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