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Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions
Texas ex-prosecutor's sentence sends warning on wrongful convictions

HOUSTON — Williamson County Dist. Atty. Ken Anderson had risen to a district judge by the time a special investigation was launched this year to scrutinize a murder he had prosecuted in 1987. In a rare finding, a judge determined that Anderson had intentionally withheld evidence, resulting in the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton. Morton served 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife before DNA tests exonerated him and another man was convicted of the crime. Anderson agreed to serve nine days in jail, resign from the bench and surrender his law license. The dramatic, high-profile proceeding has raised the possibility of more prosecutorial misconduct investigations in...

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