As reported by ABC News (here), former Williamson County (TX) District Attorney Ken Anderson, 61, accepted a plea deal Friday that will likely end criminal and civil cases against him as a result of his handling of the wrongful conviction of Michael Morton. Anderson will serve 10 days in jail. He also will be disbarred and will be required to serve 500 hours of community service.
Michael Morton, the man who served nearly 25 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of the 1986 bludgeoning murder of his wife, was present at the proceeding at the Williamson County Courthouse where Anderson recently resigned from his position as district judge.
Morton reportedly said, “It’s a good day.”
According to Morton’s attorney, all cases handled by Anderson will be subject to an audit to determine other possible misconduct.