Judge Ken Anderson cannot escape allegations he caused Michael Morton’s wrongful conviction!

Posted: May 1, 2012 by tennesseetree in Prosecutorial Misconduct, Terrible Wrongs - Other Cases, The Causes of Wrongful Convictions

Michael Morton spent 24 years in prison before new DNA testing showed that he did not beat his wife to death in 1986. Now, the one individual who may have been most responsible for his wrongful conviction faces an inquiry of possible wrongdoing on the case. Judge Ken Anderson was the original prosecutor against Michael Morton and allegations that he withheld crucial evidence and many police reports which might have shown Morton’s innocence arose during and after Morton’s trial and have dogged him since.

Judge Ken Anderson

Judge Ken Anderson

Anderson inquiry set for September

“…The two attorneys for Judge Anderson wrote earlier this month that it would “compound the tragedy” of Mr. Morton’s wrongful conviction to pursue criminal charges against the former prosecutor. They argued that a court of inquiry was not an appropriate vehicle for such an investigation…”

Morton lawyers: Anderson’s silence ‘speaks volumes’

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