AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A prominent Houston defense lawyer will act as a special prosecutor when looking into a judge who allegedly acted improperly while a district attorney.

Tarrant County Judge Louis Sturns is holding a court of inquiry to consider whether former Williamson County District Attorney Ken Anderson acted improperly while prosecuting a 1987 murder case. The trial resulted in the conviction of an innocent man. Anderson became a district judge in 2002 and has denied any wrongdoing.

Defense attorney Rusty Hardin will act as the special prosecutor in the case. Hardin is currently representing former star baseball pitcher Roger Clemens in his steroids case.

John Raley, who represented the wrongfully convicted Michael Morton, said he was confident Hardin would do a good job.