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In the Houston Chronicle today, Daniel Medwed, a law professor at the University of Utah who teaches and writes about wrongful convictions, put the spotlight on rogue prosecutors in the State of Texas. Who are these rogue prosecutors? They are prosecutors who intentionally and knowingly withhold and refuse to disclose evidence that exonerates an accused. Rather than acknowledge that the wrong person was initially accused and dismiss the case, they continue to prosecute an innocent person and thus allow the responsible party to go free.
In the case of the wrongly accused Michael Morton, it is possible that Debra Masters Baker may not have been killed by Mark Norwood had the State allegedly not pursued a conviction against a person that evidence indicated was innocent and that the State withheld from the defense. The prosecutor in that case is now a state district judge and is being investigated by a "court of inquiry" by a Fort Worth judge appointed by the Texas Supreme Court.
The injustice of this case led to the Michael Morton Act which requires the DA to turn over all of the evidence when requested by the defense. The law came went in effect Jan. 1, 2014.
Each of attorneys at James Sullivan and Associates have 30 years or more practicing criminal law. These lawyers remember how bad it was under prior DA administrations when frequently key evidence was hidden from discovery or was not available until the day of trial. Yet, they still fought and won cases at trial despite the difficulties put on them by unethical prosecutors.
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