A key witness to a Livermore road-rage killing was arrested after the second day of a murder trial, according to a report by the Bay Area News Group.
Roschelle Morgan, of Newark, is the girlfriend of Ricky Ziesmer, a felon killed by Cort Holbrook during a March 2011 road-rage fight in Livermore. She was arrested in court last week during her witness testimony, according to the report.
Further details from the Bay Area News Group report:
The defense's attorney revealed she had a $25,036 warrant for her arrest.
Roschelle Morgan teared up at the end of the second day of the murder trial as Judge Kevin Murphy explained in front of the jury that she would be remanded into custody for an outstanding felony drug warrant out of Napa County.
"Why did you still come to court despite knowing you could be taken into custody?" asked Deputy District Attorney Brian Owens.
"It was the right thing to do for Rick," Morgan said through choked sobs.
Morgan was in the passenger seat of the vehicle driven by Ziesmer when the road-rage incident began.
Read the full report on the Bay Area News Group website.
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