GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — The attorney who represented a Texas man wrongfully convicted of killing his wife says the 1987 trial would have been different if prosecutors had shared information that a suspicious truck had been seen in the area.
Bill White testified Wednesday before a court of inquiry examining whether then-Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson acted improperly, leading to the conviction of Michael Morton in the death of his wife, Christine. White represented Morton.
Morton spent nearly 25 years in prison. He was exonerated in 2011 based on new DNA testing.
White says it would also have helped to know that Morton's 3-year-old son had told his grandmother he had seen another man kill his mother.
Anderson is now a state district judge. Such proceedings against sitting court officials are rare.