GRAVES LAWYER: “SEBESTA FACES STATE BAR HEARING”

Charles Sebesta

Charles Sebesta

The Associated Press is reporting that the prosecutor who tried fromer Texas death row inmate Anthony Graves, faces a state bar hearing that could result in the loss of his law license.

Attorneys for the former death row inmate who was later exonerated, said today (Monday) that the State Bar of Texas had found “just cause” against Charles Sebesta, the former district attorney in Burleson and Washington Counties.

Anthony Graves

Anthony Graves

Graves was sent to death row for his alleged role in the 1992 slayings of six members of a Somerville family.

A federal appeals court later reversed Graves’ conviction after finding that prosecutors withheld evidence and allowed two witnesses to give false testimony.

Graves was freed four years ago. He said Monday he wants to see Sebesta disbarred and prosecuted.

Sebesta claims the State Bar had already investigated the matter and cleared him.