Ken Anderson appears for civil hearing in Morton case

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by KVUE.com

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Posted on August 30, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 30 at 5:41 PM

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- A civil hearing for former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson was held Friday afternoon.

Anderson faces felony charges with how he handled Michael Morton's murder trial back in 1987.

On Aug. 30 Anderson will be in court in Georgetown so a visiting judge can hear a motion from the State Bar of Texas' Commission for Lawyer Discipline. The result could be Anderson being disbarred.

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The motion was filed on July 24 and states that Anderson “committed professional misconduct by violating State Bar Rules … and that [Moore] then set this matter for hearing evidence before the bench to determine an appropriate sanction to be imposed against [Anderson].”

Morton's wife was murdered in the couple's home in 1986. A jury convicted Morton and sentenced him to life in prison. DNA evidence led him to be freed in 2011, after spending 25 years in prison.

Experts close to the case believe Anderson tampered with evidence. That charge is punishable by two to 10 years in prison.
 

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