Anderson defrauded Texas taxpayers of approximately $782,150, the approximate cost for Morton's incarceration (the Vera Institute of Justice released a study in 2012 that found the average taxpayer cost in the 40 states it assessed was $31,286 per inmate per year). Although the former judge and prosecutor was sentenced to merely 10 days behind bars for his crime, he was fined $500 and must do 500 hours of community service. Most importantly, Anderson lost his law license. One might assume that Anderson will now face a lawsuit by Morton. His mugshot is below:
The Courier of Montgomery County reports:
Morton was charged with killing his wife, Christine, who was found beaten to death in the couple’s bed in 1986. During a 1987 pretrial hearing, Anderson did not reveal two pieces of evidence that would have strengthened the case being made by Morton’s defense attorneys that a stranger had killed Christine Morton.
One piece of evidence was a transcript of Christine Morton’s mother telling investigators that the Mortons’ 3-year-old son had witnessed his mother’s murder. The boy told his grandmother his father wasn’t home when his mother was killed, and he indicated another man had killed his mother. In addition, Anderson kept from defense attorneys a police report about the driver of a green van who had been seen walking behind the Mortons’ house on several occasions before Christine Morton’s murder.
|Michael Morton sits beside his mother, Patricia Morton, during an emotional press conference after a judge |
agreed to release him on personal bond after he spent nearly 25 years in prison for the murder of his wife.
John obtained his B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Oklahoma, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and played varsity football. He obtained his J.D. at Oklahoma University, where he served as Note Editor of the Law Review and received The Order of Barristers Award. He attended the University of Aberdeen, Scotland on a Rotary Fellowship and obtained an L.L.M. in International Law.
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Gerald “Gerry” Harris Goldstein is a nationally known and respected defense lawyer and Past President of both the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Lawyer’s Legal Legends, has been profiled in numerous publications, has served as an adjunct professor of law at University of Texas School of Law in Austin and at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, and is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is also Board Certified in Criminal Law.
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Orr has attained national prominence defending citizens and entities in state and federal trial and appellate courts. She is currently the President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (term starts August ’09) and Past President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is on the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Council.
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