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Hearings continue in Ken Anderson investigation

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Hearings continued on Wednesday in the investigation of former Williamson County District Attorney, Ken Anderson, to see if he withheld evidence in the 1987 trial of Michael Morton.

Morton spent 25 years in prison for his wife's murder before being cleared by DNA evidence.

The court of inquiry is looking to determine whether or not Anderson committed any wrongdoing during Morton's trial. The first witness to testify today was former Williamson County Assistant District Attorney, Judge Doug Arnold. Arnold did not work on the Morton case, but worked with Anderson years later.

Judge Arnold testified about a conversation he had with Anderson in which Anderson claimed to have not called investigating officers to testify during the Morton trials because it would mean the prosecutor had the duty of turning over all of the officer's notes. By not calling the officer as a witness, the defense would not have had access to the reports.

Arnold went on to say that he considered Anderson an "ethical" person.

Morton's former defense attorney is expected to testify today as well.

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