Ex-prosecutor jailed in wrongful conviction case

November 13, 2013 3:30:15 PM PST
A former Texas prosecutor has begun serving a 10-day jail term for his role in sending an innocent man to prison for nearly 25 years.

Ken Anderson was booked into the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown on Tuesday for criminal contempt of court in the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton for the fatal 1986 beating of Morton's wife.

The charge stemmed from Morton's 1987 trial when Anderson, who was then Williamson County district attorney, withheld evidence that could have cleared Morton.

Morton's attorneys said Anderson withheld statements from Morton's young son, who witnessed the killing and said Morton wasn't responsible, and neighbors who reported seeing another man near the Morton home before the slaying.

Anderson also will be disbarred and must serve 500 hours of community service.

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