Former death row inmate pursues legal action against prosecutor

Anthony Graves who spent 18 years in jail, 12 of which on death row before being exonerated, is taking legal action again the prosecutor Charles Sebesta. Graves was convicted of killing a Somerville family of six despite confessions from Robert Carter. Graves’ conviction was overturned in 2006 with the Court of the Appeals ruling the prosecutor used false testimony and withheld Carter’s confession. Graves is filing a grievance with the State Bar of Texas alleging prosecutorial misconduct and may pursue criminal charges. “I’m asking prosecutors to cooperate with the highest of integrity,” The Texas Tribune reports Graves as saying. “It took me 18 and a half years to get back home. Two execution dates. All because a man abused his position.”



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