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Article published November 8, 2013
Ex-prosecutor gets jail for wrongful conviction
By The Associated Press
GEORGETOWN, Texas — A former Texas prosecutor who won a conviction that sent an innocent man to prison for nearly 25 years agreed today to serve 10 days in jail and complete 500 hours of community service. Ken Anderson also agreed to be disbarred and was fined $500 as part of a sweeping deal that was expected to end all criminal and civil cases against the embattled ex-district attorney, who presided over a tough-on-crime Texas county for 30 years. Anderson faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted of tampering with evidence in the 1987 murder trial of Michael Morton, who wrongly spent nearly 25 years in prison. Morton was released in 2011 after DNA evidence showed he didn’t beat his wife to death.