GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) - Taxpayers in Williamson County will have to shell out $339,492 in the ongoing case against State District Judge Ken Anderson.
Rusty Hardin was the special prosecutor in the court of inquiry against Anderson. Last week Williamson County Commissioners got the bill for Hardin's services. They are still going over it.
The court of inquiry led to a charge of tampering with evidence against Ken Anderson. It was for his role as prosecutor in the Michael Morton wrongful murder conviction.
Morton was convicted of killing his wife, Christine in 1986.
Anderson is accused of not revealing evidence to Morton's attorneys that could have set Morton free. Some of that evidence was instrumental in the conviction of Mark Norwood in March of this year, for Christine Morton's murder.
A check of online county records shows no date has been set for a trial for Judge Anderson. Currently, Anderson's lawyers are appealing to dismiss the complaint saying the statute of limitations has passed.
That means the cost of the "miscarriage of justice" in the case is racking up.
The State of Texas paid $2 million to Michael Morton last year. That was following his release and exoneration as compensation for time he spent behind bars.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
A Lago Vista couple faces child endangerment charges after authorities found their home covered in feces and garbage.
It's the first criminal charge following a yearlong criminal investigation into the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.
Cold temperatures forecast for Saturday morning have prompted Georgetown officials to cancel the parade associated with the annual Christmas Stroll. The Stroll, however, will go on.