Ex-prosecutor gets jail for wrongful conviction
FILE - In this March 27, 2013 file photo, Michael Morton speaks to the media on the steps of the Tom Green County Courthouse in San Angelo, Texas, after a jury found Mark Norwood guilty of the 1986 murder of Morton's wife, Christine. Morton was originally convicted of the crime and spent 25 years in prison before DNA evidence exonerated him in 2011. The same evidence implicated Norwood in the murder. Ken Anderson, the former Texas prosecutor charged over the wrongful murder conviction agreed to a 10-day jail sentence Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, accepting the punishment in front of the innocent man he helped put in prison for nearly 25 years. (AP Photo/San Angelo Standard-Times, Patrick Dove, File)
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00 am
GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) - A former Texas prosecutor charged over a wrongful murder conviction agreed to a 10-day jail sentence Friday, accepting the punishment in front of the innocent man he helped put in prison for nearly 25 years.
Ken Anderson also will be disbarred and must serve 500 hours of community service as part of a sweeping deal that was expected to end all criminal and civil cases against the former district attorney, who was the face of the law in a tough-on-crime Texas county for 30 years.
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