Published On: Sat, Nov 9th, 2013

(UPDATE) TX Prosecutor Disbarred, Jailed for Wrongful Conviction, Misconduct

In 1987, Kenneth Anderson, a prosecutor in the Williamson County district attorney’s office, prosecuted Michael Morton for the murder of his wife.  Anderson, who in later years became a judge, withheld evidence at the trial, which could have proven Morton’s innocence.  Morton was convicted, sentenced and spent 25 years in prison.

Kenneth Anderson was charged with tampering.  He has been disbarred and will be jailed for 10 days.  Read more about this development here.

Kenneth Anderson, former prosecutor who tried Michael Morton, an innocent man who spent 25 years in prison. Anderson has been disbarred. (Image via independent.co.uk)

Kenneth Anderson, former prosecutor who tried Michael Morton, an innocent man who spent 25 years in prison. Anderson has been disbarred. (Image via independent.co.uk)

For more information about Michael Morton and his innocence, watch a “60 Minutes” news report here.

In the BBN series, The Real Untouchables: District Attorneys-Prosecutors, we examine and explain the role of local district attorneys (prosecutors). Read more from our series, including our latest installment, “Are Prosecutors Untouchable, Free From Accountability?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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