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Rusty Hardin Is Special Prosecutor in Court of Inquiry Probing DA’s Role in Morton Murder Conviction

Posted Mar 13, 2012 11:12 AM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A well-known Houston trial attorney has been named as a special prosecutor in an unusual court of inquiry being held concerning the conduct of the prosecutor who put an innocent Williamson County man into prison for 25 years for murdering his wife.

Rusty Hardin will oversee the probe into what was and wasn't done by Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson concerning his prosecution of Michael Morton, reports a Houston Chronicle blog post.

Critics say Anderson withheld exculpatory evidence that could have been used by Morton and his counsel to avoid conviction.

Earlier coverage:

ABAJournal.com: "Special Court to Probe Claims Ex-DA, Now a Texas Judge, Concealed Murder Case Evidence 25 Years Ago"

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