BARTLESVILLE — Family members and friends of a deceased state transportation worker were present during the court appearance Monday of a Sperry teenager who is charged with the man’s November traffic death. The group of 25 attended the court appearance of Deven Wayne Franklin, 19, who is charged with first-degree manslaughter and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia in relation to the death of Ira Henderson, 42, of Bartlesville. Henderson was struck by a vehicle and killed Nov. 30 while he worked on U.S. 75 near Ramona. “I’m just happy the charges are filed,” said Pat Razo, Henderson’s mother. “What I want is justice for Ira. Ira was a very special person. He was so against drugs and drunk driving, and for him to die that way, it’s just been real hard.” Click here to read the complete article at tulsaworld.com
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