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Day Two Of Ken Anderson's Court Of Inquiry
Michael Morton, along with the Judge and about a dozen more inside the courtroom listened to hours of taped deposition from 2011.
In the deposition, Morton's attorneys grilled Anderson repeatedly over what he remembered about Morton's prosecution. Anderson said he struggled to remember the details.
"Council I'm sick about the whole thing. It's your worst nightmare to have somebody that's innocent get convicted. I don't know how we got that far. Something different should have happened," Anderson said. "
Morton speaking for a brief moment outside the courtroom Tuesday.
"Today was difficult the tape speaks for itself it was upsetting . I still want answers," said Morton.
Testimony today came from an unlikely witness, as Kimberly Gardner, a former Williamson County district attorney assistant from 1986 to 1988, took the stand.
"It's very hard to do this, because I don't want to be here, but I know what I heard," Gardner said.
In her testimony, Gardner recalled hearing a conversation, prior to the murder trial, between Ken Anderson and his prosecution team about what Michael Morton's three-year-old son saw the night of his wife's murder.
Lawyers for Michael Morton (pictured left) accuse Anderson of withholding evidence in Morton's trial. Morton was wrongly convicted of killing his wife in 1986.
Anderson is expected to take the stand the former Williamson County prosecutor, currently a district judge, could face contempt of court and evidence tampering charges if the judge rules he illegally disregarded an order at the 1987 murder trial
Since 1985 only three Texas judges have been publicly reprimanded.
DNA evidence found near the crime scene has been identified as that or Mark Norwood. Norwood will stand trial for Christine Morton's murder on March 18, and is also charged with the 1988 murder of Debra Masters Baker of Austin.
By Angel Covarrubias