POSTED: Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:28pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 6:06pm
A Longview man convicted of murder 23 years ago is about to walk free.
The victims were a husband, his wife and their toddler son.
And one of the men convicted of the crime, will be free by the summer.
It happened about this time, almost 30 years ago.
In April of 1984, Jerry and Brenda Morgan were found murdered in their home in Longview.
Jerry had been shot multiple times.
Brenda was shot once in the back of the neck and bled to death.
But perhaps most cold-blooded of all, their 22-month-old son Devin had been held with one hand by the killer, and shot once in the face.
The case went cold until 1990 when the former wife of long time drug dealer Alvin Kelly, told authorities about the crime.
Kelly was in jail on another murder conviction, and was convicted of the murder of the boy, Devin, and given the death penalty.
His accomplice Ronnie Wilson who was there, but didn’t pull the trigger, was given 66 years.
We spoke with District Judge David Brabham in Longview, who was DA at the time.
He only said they chose not to seek death for Wilson, but wouldn’t say why.
Kelly was executed in 2009 still saying he didn’t commit the crime.
And now, Wilson is about to be given parole.
Lori Kubecka was 10 at the time of the murders of her uncle and his family.
“I just don’t feel that he served enough time. We’re living through this daily,” she told us.
“If you’re helping with a murder, I don’t care who’s doing it. you’re just as guilty.”
Meanwhile, in a month or so, Lori, and her family will watch a man who helped cause so much pain, walk free.