Updated 02/16/2012 04:23 PM
Anderson to face court of inquiry in Morton case
Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson has signed off on a court of inquiry request into the prosecutorial conduct of former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson. The chief justice appointed Fort Worth District Judge Louis Sturns to lead the proceedings.
The request for a court of inquiry was presented to Chief Justice Jefferson by Bexar County State District Judge Sid Harle earlier this month.
Harle found there was enough evidence to request a formal prosecutorial misconduct investigation into the 1987 murder trial of Christine Morton.
Christine's husband, Michael Morton, spent 24 years behind bars for her murder. Newly-tested DNA evidence recently exonerated him in the case.
Anderson, now a sitting district judge in Williamson County, has said the justice system failed Morton and has denied any wrongdoing in the case.
Click here to read Jefferson’s letter and Harle's affidavit.