Lawsuit Claims Washington Woman Unfairly Convicted
Associated Press - Thu 07:49 AM 08/30/2012
Ramona Morgan was convicted of two counts of reckless second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery.
A Washington woman who is serving a 26-year sentence for hitting and killing two highway workers in Kansas says she did not receive a fair trial.
An attorney representing 53-year-old Ramona I. Morgan of Chewelah, Wash., argued Wednesday that jury instructions and other factors in Morgan's 2008 trial in Douglas County created a prejudice against her. She is suing the state of Kansas, alleging she is wrongfully imprisoned.
Morgan was convicted of two counts of reckless second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery.
Prosecutors allege Morgan was driving recklessly through a construction zone on U.S. Highway 59 near Lawrence before hitting and killing the two workers in 2007. Morgan claims she thought people were chasing her and trying to rob
Associated Press Information from: Lawrence Journal-World