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Ex-prosecutor, now Central Texas judge, may have hidden facts that helped killer kill again
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ' Alleged misconduct by a prosecutor who is now a Texas district judge may not only have sent the wrong man to prison in one case, but allowed the real perpetrator to kill again in another.
Those are allegations raised in court filings by the Innocence Project.
The New York-based non-profit spent years pushing for DNA testing that last week led to the release of Michael Morton. He spent nearly 25 years in prison after wrongfully being convicted of killing his wife in 1986.
The Innocence Project says he likely never would have been convicted if then-prosecutor Ken Anderson had no concealed evidence at trial.
Anderson is now a judge. The suspect DNA evidence now shows the person who likely killed Morton's wife is also now thought to have killed another woman in 1988.