Kathleen Culhane was arraigned in Sacramento today on 45 counts of forgery, filing false documents, and perjury. She is accused of forging the signatures of jurors and witnesses to false affidavits in the cases of four California death row inmates, according to this report by Don Thompson of AP.
One of them was the notorious Michael Morales case. Morales murdered a 17-year-old girl 26 years ago. "San Joaquin County prosecutors triggered the state's investigation of Culhane after they produced statements from jurors who swore they had never spoken with her and supported the death sentence for Morales."
The California Commission on the Fair Administration of Justice intends to look at prosecutor misconduct on its next agenda. When are they going to look at defense misconduct?