No decision was made Friday on whether District Judge Ken Anderson will be put on trial for allegedly withholding evidence that put a man behind bars for nearly 25 years.
Judge Anderson and his attorneys were going head to head with the Commission of Lawyer Discipline and now he’ll have to wait seven to 10 days before the judge decides whether his case will go to trial.
Back in 1987, Michael Morton was convicted of murdering his wife the year before. Nearly 25 years later, DNA showed he didn’t even do it. Mark Norwood was tried and convicted of the crime.
At a court of inquiry this February, it was argued that Judge Anderson who was the DA at the time had withheld really important evidence like the fact that a suspicious looking green van was spotted near the Morton home before the murder.
Julie Oliver with Texas Coalition on Lawyer Accountability spoke with FOX 7 after Friday’s hearing. She made the original complaint against Anderson in 2011.
“I think it’s, you know I think it’s unfortunate that someone who is willing to do this and to cover it up in the way that he has is sitting on the bench, I think that’s very unfortunate. This particular situation won’t affect that. The ultimate he could get out of this is a disbarment,” Oliver said.
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No decision made in Ken Anderson hearing