Exoneree Files Grievance Against Ex-Texas Prosecutor Under New Law


Former Texas death row inmate Anthony Graves filed a state bar grievance asking that former Burleson County District Attorney Charles Sebesta be held accountable by the State Bar of Texas for Graves’ wrongful murder conviction, the Houston Chronicle reports. Graves filed under a new state law that allows a grievance against a prosecutor to be filed within four years of a wrongfully imprisoned person’s release.

Graves, who was convicted in the 1992 murder of Bobbie Davis, 45, her 16-year-old daughter and her four grandchildren, was released in 2010, 18 years after his conviction. Sebesta maintains that Graves is guilty of capital murder. Graves was released after his case was returned on appeal to be retried. Sebesta’s successor declined to prosecute Graves again. Graves’s complaint to the state bar follows last year’s plea agreement for ex-prosecutor Ken Anderson, who was sentenced to a 10-day jail sentence for the wrongful murder conviction of Michael Morton.

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