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Teen charged in Oklahoma highway worker's death makes court appearance

By LAURA SUMMERS - Tulsa World Modified: April 3, 2012 at 6:11 am •  Published: April 3, 2012
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.”

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