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Texas bar investigating wrongful murder conviction

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The State Bar of Texas is investigating alleged suppression of evidence by prosecutors during a 1987 murder trial that wrongfully sent a man to prison for nearly 25 years.

Michael Morton was exonerated this month in the 1986 beating death of his wife based on new DNA testing.

His attorneys allege he might never have been convicted if the district attorney had not kept information from the defense at trial. That district attorney, Ken Anderson, is now a state judge in Williamson County, north of Austin.

Morton’s lawyers have subpoenaed Anderson to discuss the Morton case. Anderson’s lawyers filed a motion to quash that subpoena.

Meanwhile, a state special prosecutor is re-investigating Christine Morton’s slaying.

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