Day 4 testimony continues in Anderson hearing

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by JESSICA HOLLOWAY / KVUE News and Photojournalist SCOTT MCKENNEY

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Posted on February 7, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 7:26 PM

GEORGETOWN, Texas -- Prosecutors representing Michael Morton say they plan to rest their case on the fourth day of a hearing for former District Attorney Ken Anderson.

The next witness waiting to be called is Mark Landrum, the jury foreman from the original 1987 murder trial of Michael Morton. Morton was wrongfully convicted of the murder of his wife, Christine. Landrum says former District Attorney John Bradley took a horrific situation and made it even worse for years by refusing to review and conduct DNA testing on a critical piece of evidence that ultimately exonerated Morton. Landrum believes Bradley had no interest in seeking the truth.

Former Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley is expected to take the stand. A visiting judge is deciding whether Ken Anderson will face a criminal trial for alleged prosecutorial misconduct during the 1987 Michael Morton murder trial.

On Wednesday lawyers who used to work with the Williamson County DA's Office testfied that Bradley fought rigiorously against DNA testing on several pieces of evidence found at Christine Morton's murder scene.

After several years, a judge finally granted a motion to test a piece of evidence. The DNA test linked the evidence to another man accused of murdering a woman around the same time of Morton's death.


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