Mark Griffith Sr. hugs Chief Assistant District Attorney David Melton after finding out Tuesday that Ramona Morgan was convicted of second-degree murder, stemming from an incident nearly a year ago in which Griffith's son, Rolland, was killed while working on a repaving project along U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence.
Family members hug each other Tuesday afternoon after hearing that Ramona Morgan was found guilty of two counts of second-degree murder. The conviction comes almost a year to the day after Morgan drove her truck through a construction zone on U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence, killing two men and injuring another.
Mark Griffith, left, consoles Tom Korte, after hearing Tuesday that Ramona Morgan had been found guilty of second- degree murder in the death of both of their sons. Morgan's conviction comes about one year after she drove her truck through a construction zone on U.S. Highway 59, south of Lawrence, killing Tyrone Korte and Rolland Griffith, and injuring a third man.
Tom and Wilma Korte, parents of Tyrone Korte, get a hug from Alberta Lierz, sister of Tom Korte after hearing that Ramona Morgan was convected of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of their son and Rolland Griffith. Morgan sped through a construction zone where Korte and Griffith were working almost exactly a year ago, killing the two men and injuring another.
Wilma and Tom Korte react to hearing that a jury has found Ramona Morgan guilty of second-degree murder in the death of their son, Tyrone Korte. Korte and another man were killed when Morgan drove her truck through a construction zone along U.S. Highway 59 south of Lawrence last summer.
Ramona Morgan sits with her attorney, Billy Rork, of Topeka, on Tuesday just prior to being convicted of two counts of reckless second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery in the deaths of two KDOT workers and injury of another along U.S. Hwy. 59 south of Lawrence a year ago.