The State Bar of Texas has responded to exoneree Anthony Graves by saying it will investigate his claims of prosecutorial misconduct against former district attorney Charles Sebesta. Graves had announced in January that he was filing a bar complaint against Sebesta for allegedly suppressing exculpatory evidence and witness tampering in the capital case that landed Graves on death row. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has already found Sebesta responsible for this misconduct, calling his actions “deliberate” and “egregious.”
A recent change in Texas law cleared the way for Graves to ask the State Bar to finally hold Sebesta accountable.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times provides a detailed report of this latest development, including Sebesta’s reaction to the filing of the complaint, here.