Four years after the death of 67-year-old Larry John Marchesseau, the woman charged in his death has been found guilty on charges of first- and second-degree homicide by vehicle, reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
According to previous statements given by troopers from the Georgia State Patrol, Annie Rose Evans-Glodowski, 43, was driving a 2006 Honda in August of 2009 when she went around a curve heading south on Lower River Road, traveled into the northbound lane, and struck the 1985 Chevrolet C20 driven by Marchesseau head-on. The retired DOT worker was killed instantly.
Both drivers had to be removed from their vehicles by the Jaws of Life. Evans-Glodowski was flown to Atlanta Medical Center with two broken legs.
"The Chevrolet tried to get out of way, but there just wasn’t time," said GPS Trooper Shaun Browder in a previous story. "The driver of the Honda attempted to stop - there were skid marks - but it happened too fast."
A jury took about three hours Wednesday to convict Evans-Glodowski. The maximum sentence she could receive is 15 years in prison.
Newton County Assistant District Attorney Randy McGinley said in an email that Evans-Glodowski’s defense was there was a lack of evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that she was driving recklessly. Her defense included expert testimony that she was driving slower than the state’s expert from the Georgia State Patrol estimated.
Newton County Chief Superior Court Judge John Ott ordered a pre-sentencing investigation, which typically takes 4-6 weeks, according to McGinley.
"While nothing can bring back Larry Marchesseau, we are glad that justice was done in the courtroom," said McGinley. "We hope this brings a sense of peace and closure to Larry’s family. The District Attorney’s Office would like to thank local law enforcement, EMS, firefighters and the Georgia State Patrol for their hard work and dedication."