Judge Ken Anderson Resigns Amid Ethics Lawsuit

Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comments from Judge Ken Anderson, state Sen. Rodney Ellis and lawyers for Michael Morton.

Williamson County state district Judge Ken Anderson, who oversaw the wrongful murder conviction of Michael Morton in 1987, submitted a letter to Gov. Rick Perry on Monday resigning his position effective immediately.

Anderson is facing both civil and criminal court proceedings for his role in prosecuting Morton for the 1986 murder of his wife, Christine Morton. Attorneys for Morton allege that Anderson withheld critical evidence that pointed to Morton's innocence and that he lied to ...

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