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More details have come to light in relation to the Michael Morton case.

A video recording of a deposition of the prosecuting attorney at the time, Ken Anderson, was released Thursday. Anderson is now a district judge.

During nearly 12-hours of recorded testimony, Anderson frequently denies being able to remember details of the 1986 Christine Morton murder investigation and the 1987 trial that wrongfully convicted her husband.

In the video, Ken Anderson showed little expression, at times showing a slight smile. Other times, stress seemed to consume his face and body language.

During the course of the two-day, 12-hour deposition, he said his memory faded, forgetting most of the Morton case from the 1980s.

A recorded transcript of the victim’s mother, Rita Kirkpatrick, was presented to Anderson by Morton’s attorneys during the deposition. Kirkpatrick told an investigator that Christine’s three-year-old son witnessed the murder.

Sgt. Don Wood did his job at the time, and turned over that recorded information to Anderson

After some pressure from Morton’s attorneys, Anderson did say he had the transcript in his file. Watch that admission in the video below.

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Anderson goes on to tell attorney Barry Scheck, and the public, that crucial piece of evidence should have been turned over to the court. Watch that exchange in the video below.

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Anderson never explained why Eric's testimony was hidden from the defense, the jury and the presiding judge at trial.

Morton was sent to prison while the real killer remained on the loose. Less than one year after Morton's conviction Debra Baker was murdered in Central Austin, possibly by the same killer.

Although it has taken 25 years, Christine Morton’s suspected killer, Mark Allen Norwood, is behind bars, and not yet charged in the Baker murder.

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