Ravenwood Man Convicted Of Manslaughter In Vehicular Death Of Parnell Woman

An Atchison County jury convicted 72 year old Marlin F Meyer of Ravenwood Wednesday with felony 2nd degree involuntary manslaughter.  He could be sentenced up to 4 years in prison.  The guilty verdict stems from the April 24th, 2017 death of Virginia Burns of Parnell.  Meyer drove his farm implement vehicle on Highway 46 in the early morning hours with the arms down blocking both lanes of traffic.  He collided with Burns, killing her.  The jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Tuesday before rendering their verdict.  Meyer will be sentenced July 11th. 

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