Ex-Prosecutor Released From Jail After 4 Days

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) A former Texas prosecutor is out of jail after serving less than half of a 10-day sentence for his role in sending an innocent man to prison for nearly 25 years.

Ken Anderson was released from the Williamson County Jail in Georgetown on Friday.

That was four days after he was booked for criminal contempt of court in the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton for the fatal 1986 beating of Morton's wife.

Anderson already had credit for serving one-day in jail before his sentence began, however. He had his term further reduced because of good behavior.

The charge stemmed from Morton's trial when Anderson, who was then Williamson County district attorney, withheld evidence that could have cleared Morton.

Anderson also will be disbarred and serve 500 hours of community service.

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