The hearing on whether Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller committed misconduct on Sept. 25, 2007, when she told then-CCA general counsel Ed Marty “we close at 5″ has involved a lot of finger-pointing and not all of it is at Keller.

Mike McKetta, the State Commission on Judicial Conduct’s special counsel for In Re: Honorable Sharon Keller, has painted a picture of a judge who willfully circumvented the CCA’s execution-day procedures on the day the state executed convicted killer Michael Richard.

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