The former attorneys of wrongfully convicted Michael Morton are the latest witnesses to take the stand in the hearing to investigate the prosecutor who oversaw Morton's conviction. Former Williamson County DA Ken Anderson is accused of withholding evidence during Morton's 1987 trial.
This is day four of the court of inquiry to investigate Anderson, who's now a district judge in Williamson County. One of Morton's former attorneys finished his testimony Wednesday, and the other has been back on the stand Thursday morning.
Bill Allison and Bill White represented Morton back in 1987 when he was wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder. Those attorneys say that Ken Anderson kept critical evidence from them including a transcript of a conversation between the investigator and Morton's mother-in-law about what Morton's 3-year-old son saw during the murder.
His attorneys also never knew about a report of a suspicious van seen parked behind the Morton home. Morton's attorneys have said that would have significantly helped their defense that an intruder killed Christine Morton, which is what really happened. Anderson's attorneys have been trying to show that Morton's attorneys did not track down evidence that would have been available to them.
We're expecting more key witnesses to be called to the stand and this hearing could wrap up Friday. Then a judge will decide if Anderson will face any criminal charges.