Woman Sues Kansas for Wrongful Imprisonment

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) 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.