Friday, February 8, 2013

Michael Morton; Special hearing. Day Five. Anderson apologizes - but denies he suppressed any exculpatory evidence. KXAN.

STORY: "Anderson defends handling of the Morton case," by reporter Chris Sadeghi, published by KXAN on February 8, 2013.

GIST: "Former prosecutor Ken Anderson on Friday offered an emotional apology to Michael Morton for the wrongful conviction of murdering his wife more than 25 years ago. “I know what me and my family have been through for 18 months of false accusations, and it doesn’t even register in the same ballpark of what you went through,” Anderson said to Morton and what is expected to be the final day of the weeklong court of inquiry into whether evidence was improperly withheld during the 1987 trial. “You’ve been incredibly gracious in your attitude towards me," continued Anderson, now a state district judge. "I apologize that the system screwed up. I’ve beaten myself up on what I could have done different and I don’t know. Maybe the Norwood prosecutor has something the sheriff’s office missed.” But during more than six hours of testimony on Day 5 of the court of inquiry, Anderson rejected any suggestion that he improperly suppressed evidence that might have helped Morton's lawyers win an acquittal."

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