The State Bar of Texas says it is investigating the role played by trial prosecutors in the 1987 wrongful conviction of Michael Morton.
The State Bar typically keeps investigations private, but let the public know about this one due to the intense media scrutiny of the Morton case.
After serving nearly 25 years in prison for his wife’s murder, DNA evidence led to Morton’s release.
Wednesday, former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson filed a motion to squash a subpoena forcing him to testify.
Court documents show that Anderson and other prosecutors hid evidence from Morton’s defense team during the trial, including an interview with Morton’s son saying say the boy’s father was not the killer.
The State Bar initiated the investigation without a formal complaint.