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Road Rage Killing: Girlfriend of Slain Fremont Man Arrested in Court

Roschelle Morgan, who had an outstanding felony drug warrant, was arrested at the end of the second day of Livermore-resident Cort Holbrook's murder trial.

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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mona fredrick March 06, 2013 at 02:02 AM
Nice headline news guy! Do you really have to write " a felon killed by Holbroock" Let me bro rest in peace, he was cleaning his act up!
TrueRealist March 07, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Cleaning up his act or not he was a felon. If he got his doctorate in helping kids and curing AIDs he's still a felon. A felon killed by Holbrook is in fact a properly titled article.
TrueRealist March 07, 2013 at 10:25 PM
The right thing would have been not having warrants in the first place. That's the wrong thing.
Quinn March 10, 2013 at 05:34 AM
Well if Holbrook is found guilty of murder, then he too, will be a felon.
Ryan Sherman March 15, 2013 at 02:36 AM
He obviously didn't clean it enough. F'ing around on local streets where pedestrians expect to be safe was an extremely foolish thing to do. You play with fire, sometimes you'll get burned. I feel for you, but don't try to make excuses for him.

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