Ramona Morgan gets Guilty Verdict

The following is the release from Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones on the outcome of Morgan's jury trial in Osage County.

Ramona I. Morgan, 48, was found guilty of felony fleeing and attempting to elude a police officer, reckless driving, failure to use turn signal and
failure to maintain a single lane by an Osage County jury after two hours of deliberations in Osage County District Court today.

These convictions are the result of a high speed police chase that occurred in Osage County on September 11, 2007, after a double fatality hit-and-run in Douglas County.

She was found not guilty of two counts of speeding.

Morgan was charged after she fled from a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper who was trying to stop her pickup truck on Sept. 11, 2007, in connection with the deaths of two highway workers south of Lawrence.

The chase ended on U.S. Highway 56 south of Scranton in Osage County.

Sentencing is set for 1 p.m. May 20. She remains in Osage County Jail on a $100,000 cash or surety bond.

Morgan also is charged in Douglas County with reckless second-degree murder in the highway workers' deaths on U.S. Highway 59 near Pleasant Grove.


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