Senator Ellis Press Release

For Immediate Release
February 10, 2012
Contact: Jeremy Warren, 512-463-0113

Ellis Statement on Morton Court of Inquiry Decision

(Austin, Texas) - Rodney Ellis (D-Houston), who attended the proceedings in Williamson County, today released the following statement praising the decision to refer the Michael Morton case to a court of inquiry.

"I am very pleased that Judge Harle has approved a court of inquiry to get to the bottom of the appalling miscarriage of justice Michael Morton suffered in Williamson County. This may be one of the clearest incidents of prosecutorial misconduct in the last thirty years, so I believe an independent and impartial investigation is what is needed to ensure justice is done.

"I have had the opportunity to review quite a bit of the record in this case and believe the court of inquiry will air the truth and help Mr. Morton receive the justice he deserves."

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