Posted: Feb 7, 2013 7:59 AM
GEOGRETOWN - An attorney who defended a Texas man who served nearly 25 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction is testifying in a special case to determine if prosecutorial misconduct led to the verdict.
William Allison defended Michael Morton during the 1987 trial in the slaying of Morton's wife Christine. Morton was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed in 2011.
Ken Anderson, who was the original prosecutor in the case, is now a judge. Morton's legal team alleges he withheld evidence that indicated Morton's innocence.
Anderson is facing a court of inquiry in Georgetown, near Austin, to determine if there was wrongdoing. It enters its fourth day Thursday.
Allison has described how Morton's defense repeatedly sought police case notes and other evidence in the case but was rebuffed by Anderson.
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