To whom will care about Justice,
Any proceeds from this campaign would be used for securing a new good attorney to get Ron a new fair trial and other legal related items. Ron doesn’t just want to walk away a free man. He wants a new trial to be judge by his peers not guilty. A small amount would be used for a few personal needs and a doctor check-up.
We have been pushed through this corrupt court system of Marathon County. Nobody hears or helps the small people in the Northwoods. My brother was wrongfully convicted in 2014 and has been incarcerated in the Oshkosh Correctional Institution since then.
He is Ronald David Morgan in his middle fifties old now, with a son and daughter in their teens.
On 08/28/2013 Ron was arrested for a 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child WI Statute 948.02(2).Just prior to the Jury Trial the A.D.A. added two more counts of the 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child under the same Statute and a count of Exposing Genitals to a Child, WI Statute 948.10 (1)(a) after he refused to except a plea deal.
In the last five years Ron has gone from a strong healthy person, productive in the workforce and a loving and providing father.
To just a shell of a person, reduce to depending on the system to barely provide for him. His physical and mental health are quickly deteriorating. He has missed five years of being with and nurturing his two children, Christmas, birthdays, school events and holidays. Most of all he lost the last eighteen months of his father’s life. Now he’s praying to be able to care for his eighty-one-year-old mother and share the rest of her life with her.
Many convicted persons claim to be innocent, various studies estimate that in the United States, between 2.3 and 5% of all prisoners are innocent. One study estimated that up to 10,000 people may be wrongfully convicted of serious crimes each year.
Ron is one of these innocent persons. I have all the proof, no one ever heard it because his attorney just stated the defense rest your honor without hearing any defense. We had an eyewitness for us that seen nothing was happening and he also had other information. The Private Detective had a years’ worth of work that would have proven him innocent, with 12 subpoena witnesses in the courthouse waiting to testify.
It is a Travesty of Justice in the sense of lack of regard to Ron’s Constitutional Sixth Amendment Rights. He was at his trial, but didn't have a fair trial heard.
We have exhausted all the State Appeals options, however the attorneys only used what was on the record points instead of what Atty. Runyon didn’t do with regards to the other unknown information we had.
The events that led to this was a family party in Marathon County, that was hosted by a relative. It was an overnight party with lots of drinking, food, games and camping.
Around midnight the party started to break up and the people start to go to bed. Ron stayed up for a few minutes longer finishing up a drink. There also was a young man [the alleged victim] that remained up. Ron and he sat in the garage and talked for a few minutes. During that time the party host walked through the area to roll up his car windows. He then returned to his house passing the two again. Both times they were just sitting about four feet apart talking.
Ron remembers getting up and stating to the victim you’re a good kid and patted him on the head and went to bed. He feels that he was out there for just 20 minutes or so.
Testimony by the victim stated that it was three hours, he accidently woke his mom up when he stumbled into to the camper. She was mad about that. Why would a mother and stepfather (police officer by occupation) allow a fifteen year old to be wondering around until after three in the morning
The next morning everybody packed up and went home nothing was said or alleged.
That afternoon the victim was seen riding his bike near his house in the rain vomiting several times.
The next day the victim was to ride his bike after band camp a few miles and meet up with his mother. A bad thunderstorm took place and the victims changed his plans without notifying his mother. She was still going by the old plan and couldn’t find him and panicked. He finally ended up at his boss’s house and called his mom.
In her own words she was furious. She told him not to talked and yelled at him all the way home. At home she took him in her bedroom with the stepfather and both continues to scold him. Finally, she sent a fifteen-year-old to bed without any dinner.
The next morning the mother's rage continued in the car on the way to the high school, she was being very mean to him. This has gone on for over half of a day now. Suddenly, the victim states mom I have to tell you something.
He continues by telling his mom that Ron molested him sexually for almost three hours. Giving details of how he touched, kissed, felt, jerk, licked and played with his body all in and around the garage of where the party took place.There are about thirty people sleeping in campers a tent and beds within a few yards of this.
At one point he said they went outside and sat at a picnic table and gazed into the sky.
In the end the only witness the State had was a fifteen-year-old kid, no DNA, no physical evidence and no eyewitness.
On the other hand, Ron had the homeowner that walked through and didn’t see anything. A meteorologist subpoenaed that would testify there was a horrible thunderstorm taking place when the victim stated they were gazing into the sky.
There are thirteen more reasons why this didn’t happen. Not to forget he was left along all hours of the morning with an open bar set-up in the garage.
The victim was aloud to lie during the trial, he changed his story from the time of the police interview to make it more believable during the trial.
The D.A. also misled the Judge by telling him the wrong events during a Motion Hearing.
To date we have no idea why Ron’s first attorney aloud this to happen and failed to follow the plan we had.
My husband Don was and is the licensed Private Detective on the case. I or he would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have or share the rest of the story with you. You can call us at (715) 614-2002.
Don's email is [email protected] if you wish to contact him that way.
Karen and Family