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Tearful ex-Texas DA says wrongful conviction was his 'worst nightmare,' but denies misconduct

  • Former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson enters the courtroom for his court of inquiry at the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas on Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. Michael Morton, who served nearly 25 years in prison for killing his wife Christine, alleges Anderson withheld evidence indicating his innocence. Anderson is facing a court of inquiry on the matter. Morton was freed on DNA evidence in 2011. (AP Photo/Statesman.com. Jay Janner, Pool)

    Former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson enters the courtroom for his court of inquiry at the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas on Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. Michael Morton, who served nearly 25 years in prison for killing his wife Christine, alleges Anderson withheld evidence indicating his innocence. Anderson is facing a court of inquiry on the matter. Morton was freed on DNA evidence in 2011. (AP Photo/Statesman.com. Jay Janner, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson listens during his court of inquiry at the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. An attorney who defended Michael Morton, who served nearly 25 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction, is testifying in a special case to determine if prosecutorial misconduct led to the verdict. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, Pool)

    Former Williamson County prosecutor Ken Anderson listens during his court of inquiry at the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. An attorney who defended Michael Morton, who served nearly 25 years in prison for a wrongful murder conviction, is testifying in a special case to determine if prosecutorial misconduct led to the verdict. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

A former Texas district attorney is choking back tears as he recalls a prosecution that wrongfully sent a Texas man to prison for 25 years.

Ken Anderson calls the case of Michael Morton his "worst nightmare."

Morton was convicted in the slaying of his wife Christine in 1987 but exonerated in 2011 following new DNA tests.

Anderson is now a judge in Georgetown near Austin. He is accused of withholding evidence indicating Morton's innocence during the original trial. A special court of inquiry on the matter is in its fifth day Friday.

Anderson says he did nothing wrong. He says the office he "ran was professional, it was competent."

Then, his voice cracking, Anderson added, "We got it right as much as we humanly could."